Resolution on the independence of judges and lawyers in Colombia – Paris, 28.09.2021

The General Assembly of the FBE, meeting in Paris on 28th September 2021 supports the independence of judges and lawyers and notes that the Colombian Judges, human rights lawyers and civil society organisations have asked for international support for their ongoing campaign for independence for the Colombian judiciary.

We support a national pact that guarantees respect for the rule of law, justice, full operation of the judicial system, and strengthening the transitional justice system in support of the Peace Agreement.

We call upon all FBE members to support the Day of the Endangered Lawyer on 24th January 2022, when the day will focus upon lawyers in Colombia.