The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) and Peace Brigades International (PBI) Colombia are pleased to invite you to:
A Brown-Bag Lunchtime Conversation with Human Rights Lawyer Jorge Molano
Wednesday, September 7, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
Colombia has taken an historic step towards peace by reaching a peace agreement with the FARC. Amidst the celebrations many questions remain. What happens now? How well does the agreement protect victims’ rights to truth, justice, reparation, and non-repetition?
Colombian human rights lawyer Jorge Molano, who has worked as an independent lawyer since 2005 for families and victims of some of the most emblematic human rights abuses in Colombia, will share his perspective.
Jorge Eliécer Molano Rodríguez
Human Rights Lawyer, Colombia
Jorge Molano has worked as an independent lawyer since 2005 for families and victims of some of the most emblematic human rights abuses in Colombia. His cases include high-profile forced disappearances, extra-judicial executions, and attacks against human rights defenders, such as the 1985 Palace of Justice siege and the 2005 massacre against the San José de Apartadó Peace Community, among others.
Molano has won several awards for his courageous work in the face of ongoing harassment and death threats, for which he has been granted protective measures by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Peace Brigades International (PBI) has provided protective accompaniment to Molano since August 2009.