The visit was part of the Colombia Caravana 2014, an international initiative to support the work of lawyers in Colombia. Lawyers in Colombia receive death threats, are persecuted and harassed on a frequent basis.
The Law Society wrote to the President of Colombia expressing concern of recent reported threats to the lives of 13 Colombian human rights advocates.
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