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Colombia’s human rights warriors are marginalised and stigmatised

In a wide ranging interview, Colombian lawyer Edwin Rubio Medina talks to Camilla Zapata Besso about attacks on human rights defenders, the need for international support, and advising indigenous communities on their legal rights

3 March 2016

Edwin Rubio Medina, pictured second fom right, is a Colombian human rights lawyer and academic. He is the current vice president of the Colombian Association of Human Rights Lawyers (ACADEHUM), a committee member of the Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE), and a legal representative of victims of state crimes in the Huila department.

Rubio Medina is also a member of the Latin American Network of Legal Anthropology (RELAJU) and, since 2014, he has been working as an adviser to the Wayúu indigenous community in the south of Guajira against the effects of large scale mining in the region.

On 12 February 2016, Rubio Medina visited London to speak at the Colombian Caravana about the need for international political and organisational support on the transitional justice process, the current situation of human rights defenders in Colombia, and the serious humanitarian crisis faced by indige...

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