Colombia Subcommittee

The Colombia subcommittee works to support people's movements in Colombia, including Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities, and expose the role of U.S. intervention in Colombia. The Subcommittee works together with Colombian lawyers and activists struggling for social and economic justice, for the freedom of political prisoners and against repression and assassinations of social movement leaders.

To Contact Us:

Email: Natali Segovia or Natasha Bannan, co-chairs

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Colombia Subcommittee Updates

  • NLG IC statement regarding the human rights situation at the Universidad del Atlantico in Barranquilla, Colombia

    The following statement and letter were sent to the Rector of the Universidad del Atlantico in Barranquilla, Colombia, Jorge Luis Restrepo Pimienta, and the Governor of the region, Elsa Noguera, by the Colombia Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild International Committee. The statement provides detailed support for the demands of student protesters at the University […]

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  • NLG joins legal organizations to support judicial independence in Colombia

    The National Lawyers Guild signed on to the following letter of international legal organizations and bodies promoting human rights in the Americas regarding the criminal case currently pending in Colombia against former Colombian President and current Senator, Álvaro Uribe Velez, and Representative Álvaro Hernán Prada. Both are accused of fraud and bribery related to witness […]

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  • Announcing National Lawyers Guild delegation to Colombia: August 3-10, 2019

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) announces its upcoming delegation to Colombia to be held from August 3 – 10, 2019. This delegation continues the Guild’s on-going solidarity work in Colombia and Latin America, particularly given Colombia’s geopolitical importance, the rise of the far right in the region and the increasing political and military alliance with […]

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  • NLG International Committee urges protection for Colombian human rights lawyers

    The International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild sent the following letter to Colombian President Ivan Duque, urging protection for human rights lawyers involved in the Special Jurisdiction for Peace. Like other human rights defenders in Colombia, their lives are at risk for the work that they do. The letter was sent by Natasha Lycia […]

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  • NLG Letter on paramilitary attack on Colombian Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado

    The following letter was sent by NLG President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan to Colombian President Juan Miguel Santos following a paramilitary attack on the Peace Comunity of San Jose de Apartado on December 29, 2017.  The attack came following repeated complaints to the police and Colombian army in the area about threats to the Peace […]

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  • December 5, NYC: Challenges of the Colombian Peace Process and the Case of Simon Trinidad

    Tuesday, Dec. 5 6:00 pm Manhattan Theatre Club 311 W. 43rd St, NYC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2049128295309085/ Challenges of the Colombian Peace Process and the case of Simon Trinidad Since the FARC- EP and the Colombian government signed a peace accord there continues to be terrible human rights abuses with targeted assassinations of human rights leaders. In […]

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  • December 9-16 NLG Delegation to Colombia: Application and Details

    NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD DELEGATION TO COLOMBIA December 9 – 16, 2016 The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) announces its upcoming delegation to Colombia to be held from December 9-16, 2016. This timely delegation comes on the heels of many important landmarks, including the recent people’s plebiscite on the Peace Accords between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP […]

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  • NLG Members Release Film, ZEDEs: Neocolonialism and Land Grabbing in Honduras

    A delegation from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) traveled to Honduras in August 2015 to produce a film documenting the looming threat of the first semi-autonomous zones, known as Zones for Economic Development and Employment (ZEDEs). The film titled, ZEDEs: Neocolonialism and land grabbing in Honduras is being released today. Watch the video online: ZEDEs, […]

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  • New Report: Delegation to Colombia Peace Talks in Cuba

    A strong contingent of NLG members participated in a recent delegation to Cuba to observe, meet with and learn about the Colombia peace talks, organized by the Alliance for Global Justice. The delegation, which took place from April 11-18, has issued a new report with its findings, program, observations and conclusions. NLG Participants included: President-Elect […]

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  • Human and Trade Union Rights Delegation to Colombia

    Come and join the National Lawyers Guild and the Alliance for Global Justice delegation to investigate the human and trade union rights situation in Colombia on May 27-June 5, 2011. Help us report back on the humanitarian and labor rights of Colombians and the United States’ role in the internal politics of Colombia. The delegation […]

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