Example of how universities can link up with human rights defenders: Minnesota and Colombia

September 18, 2013

Hailey Colwell on 18 September describes how:While studying law at the University of Medellín in Antioquia, Colombia, Juliana Velez worked on a human rights case about a flooding river that displaced families living near the water. Now, Velez is collaborating with University of Minnesota law students to further her work on the case as part of a partnership between the University’s Human Rights Program and four Colombian universities in the Antioquia region. Velez and Martin Palacio, another visiting Colombian law student, will spend six weeks going to law classes at the University and visiting human rights centers around the Twin Cities. The students will also participate in law clinics — simulations with clients who need legal advice — to broaden their human rights advocacy and litigation skills, said Diana Quintero, a director of the project. The partnership began in 2012 as a means for University faculty members to share strategies with human rights defenders at the four Colombian universities.  University and Antioquia faculty members and students will have several more exchanges in the next two years….”

via U teams up with Colombian universities | mndaily.com – The Minnesota Daily.

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