Over 50 years it took to reach one of the most anticipated news for the South American continent, and citizens of Colombia.

The country's government and opposition groups finally put an end to the armed conflict that has caused the death of a figure close to 220,000 deaths.

We would like to highlight, amongst many institutions and associations, the work of ACADEHUM, the Colombian Association of Defense Lawyers for the Human Rights (Asociación Colombiana de Abogados Defensores de Derechos Humanos) that has worked for the defense of Human Rights conducting different missions in Colombia. These missions have been a way to articulate a form of specific support to confront and improve the situation of danger that many lawyers were experiencing in the area of the defense of the Human Rights as well as other collectives of defense. 

The Caravana de Juristas (Jurists Caravan) was created in 2008 after ACADEHUM requested to the international community of lawyers to develop a support and a twinning program with lawyers working on human rights in Colombia. Since then, four missions have been organized in Colombia in which many high level delegations are involved. The first mission took place in August of 2008 and was carried out by a delegation composed by 70 lawyers from Europe and the Americas. The following tasks were conducted in 2010, 2012 and 2014 with the active participation of more than 200 delegates.


It is good news for everyone, and from the BPI-ICB ICB we send all our support and our heartfelt congratulations to Colombia and Colombians.


Coalition for the International Criminal Court


El CAPI desea informarles del anuncio oficial del Master en Justicia Penal Internacional creado en colaboración con la Universidad Rovira i Virgili

4ª Reunión Internacional de la Oficina de la Defensa

25 y 26 Noviembre 2016 Londres, Inglaterra



Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Dear Madam, Sir,

The Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon thank you again for your participation in the Fourth International Meetings of Defence Offices which were held in London, on 25th and 26th of November 2016.

Please find attached the Summary report of the Meetings in French, English and Arabic. 

You will also find attached the questionnaire on Defence Investigations, which we thank you for completing in the language of your choice, and sending back to us, if you have not already done so. As Johann said during the Meetings,your answers will be very useful in that they will illustrate the Guide to Investigations with concrete examples from you experience.

Thank you again for your participation and we hope to see you again in Nuremberg for the Fifth Meetings in 2017.

Kind regards,