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“Perspectives of a Scottish Human Rights Lawyer in Colombia – the transition from conflict to peace” - Simon Crabb

After completing his law degree at the University of Strathclyde, Simon studied international law and international relations, including conflict studies, at the University Complutense, Madrid. He returned to Scotland, undertaking his traineeship at the Crown Office, before working as a Procurator Fiscal Depute.

In 2012, Simon moved to Colombia as a field and advocacy officer for Peace Brigades International, Alliance for Lawyers at Risk. Since 2013 he has worked in Colombia as a legal advisor and project co-ordinator for Lawyers without Borders, Canada.

Simon’s work in Colombia has centred on human rights issues arising from that country’s transition from armed conflict to peace. In any such transition, how should human rights abuses be investigated, prosecuted, judged and sentenced? To what extent can, and should, justice be compromised in the search for peace? Can there be a lasting peace without justice and without perpetrators of human rights abuses being held accountable for their actions?

Registration (with tea and coffee) from 4pm.

Following Simon’s talk there will be an opportunity to continue the discussion over wine.


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About the Faculty of Advocates

The Faculty of Advocates is the professional body to which all Advocates belong. Its history dates back to the sixteenth century. 

The Faculty is responsible for: (i) prescribing the criteria and procedure for admission to the public office of Advocate and for removal from that office; and (ii) regulating the professional practice, conduct and discipline of Advocates. These responsibilities have been delegated to the Faculty by the Court of Session under the Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010.

The Faculty maintains the Advocates' Library and an extensive collect of artworks and artefacts connected with Scotland's legal history. 

The Faculty promotes and supports the administration of justice and the rule of law in Scotland.  

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