On the occasion of the 17th Assembly of State Parties to the International Criminal Court (ASP17) in the Hague, Netherlands, Lawyers Without Borders Canada will be participating in the conference titled "Colombia, context and current challenges : towards another interim report on preliminary examination ?"
The panelists will discuss the challenges that arise from the new context of transitional justice that Colombia is experiencing after the cessation of hostilities with the FARC-EP. They will also revisit the preliminary examination of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the country initiated in 2004 by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The event will be presented in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.
Hugo Fernando Saidiza Peñuela, Human rights lawyer. Legal advisor for Lawyers Without Borders Canada in Bogotá, Colombia
María Adelaida Palacio Puerta, Lawyer, feminist. Legal Coordinator at Humanas Colombia, expert in international human rights law, strategic litigation and feminism
Valeria Silva, Lawyer and Feminist, SISMA MUJER, Bogotá, Colombia
Juan Carlos Ospina, Lawyer. Advocacy Coordinator for the Colombian Commission of Jurists
Yessika Hoyos, Human rights lawyer, Collective José Alvear Restrepo (Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo, CCAJAR)
Karine Ruel Senior Attorney, Lawyers Without Borders Canada
This side event presented in conjunction with the 17th ASP of the International Criminal Court is organized by LWBC, the Colombian Commission of Jurists (CCJ), the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers Collective (CCAJAR) and the Alianza Cinco Claves, which includes Humanas Colombia, SISMA Mujer and the Red Nacional de Mujeres. The event is made possible in part by the government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada’s Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOP).