Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2021 seminar on…
The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2021 focuses on Azerbaijan. This seminar on 21 January addresses challenges faced by lawyers there in practising their profession.
Mr Juan Manuel Santos, president of the Republic of Colombia.
On 17 November 2016, an assassination attempt against community leader Mr Argemiro Lara took place in the town of Sincelejo after Mr Lara left a meeting in the town.
The perpetrator of the attack was shot by Mr Lara’s bodyguard.
Mr Lara is a well-known community leader in Sucre. He’s the president of the Association of Farmers of Finca La Europa who are working towards the restitution of this land, which is currently under dispute.
We’re aware that Mr Lara represents the local community on cases related to the restitution of land.
He’s also a member of Permanent Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, and the Movement of Victims of State Crimes in Colombia.
We urged the president to: