Lerber Dimas Conference organized by the University of Göttingen’s CEDPAL

Lerber Dimas Conference organized by the University of Göttingen’s CEDPAL

The Centre for the Study of Latin American Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (CEDPAL), attached to the University of Göttingen in Germany, welcomes all interested parties to attend the online conference: “The current climate for social leaders in Colombia”, hosted by Colombian professor and researcher Lerber Dimas.

The talk will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. (German time) via Zoom.

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Lerber Dimas is linked to Universidad de La Guajira, in Colombia and has been in Germany for some weeks now, on an academic exchange supported by a number of German universities together with CAPAZ. The conference is part of the cycle organized by CEDPAL on current issues concerning Iberian, Latin American and international criminal law. CEDPAL is attached to the University of Göttingen, one of the CAPAZ founding partners.

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These institutions were joined by the German Embassy in Colombia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to manage Lerber Dimas’ academic agenda in Germany, as a reaction to the threats against the professor’s life, as a result of the research he has been conducting for decades on the Colombian armed conflict, specifically on drug trafficking and illegal economies in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region. Professor Dimas is also a recognized social leader and activist for the defence of human and environmental rights in the region; activities that have increased the risk to his life.

Note: CAPAZ is not the organiser of this event, for more information, please contact the organisers directly.

(NW Text: Claudia Maya. English: Tiziana Laudato)