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Transitional Justice in Colombia London Lecture 2011

Edwin Rubio Medina, President, Asociacion Colombiana de Abogados Defensores 'Eduardo Umana Mendoza' ACADEUM

Colombian lawyer, Edwin Rubio Medina, will look at the direction of current government policy regarding formal reconciliation of the forces present in the social, political and armed conflict in Colombia. He will discuss the implications, critiques and challenges presented by the Victims and Land Restitution Law and analyse how this law relates to concepts of transitional justice.

Edwin is a human rights lawyer and social activist, working with the Southern Colombian Lawyers and Professionals Corporation, (CAPS) and other human rights platforms in the south of Colombia. He is President of the Colombian Association of Human Rights Defence Lawyers (ACADUEM), a national umbrella organisation of human rights lawyers. He has experience representing victims of the armed conflict in the south of the country, in particularly victims of state crimes including extrajudicial executions and forced displacement.

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Arranged by the Colombia Caravana UK Lawyers Group in association with the Solicitors International Human Rights Group (SIHRG), the Society for Advanced Legal Studies and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, and Institute for the Study of the Americas, School of Advanced Study, University of London

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