Dr Thomas MacManus, Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, recently travelled to Colombia as a delegate on the International Caravana of Lawyers 2014. The trip was in association with The Colombia Caravana UK Lawyers Group, an international group of lawyers that monitor the human rights abuses faced by legal professionals in Colombia. The group was formed after the first mission and since has received official charity status.
The trips have taken place since 2008, gradually growing in the number of participants, and have proven to be essential opportunities to show concrete support for at-risk Colombian human rights lawyers.
The 2014 Caravana generated much publicity in South America and was featured on various news outlets:
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For more information on The Colombia Caravana UK Lawyers Group, visit their website.