We are especially happy to announce that the famous Colombian politician, lawyer and restless human rights activist Piedad Córdoba will speak at our conference on October 23rd.
Piedad Córdoba is a staunch advocate of a negotiation cease-fire between the Colombian government and the FARC-guerillia, which the former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe has always been opposed to. In 1999 she was abducted by Carlos Castaño, leader of the now dissolved paramilitary association “Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia” (AUC). Her abduction lasted several months.
Nevertheless, she was appointed by the government as an official mediator for a humanitarian exchange between the government and FARC in 2013. She achieved the release of several captives of the FARC.
In addition to her activism for a sustainable peace, Córdoba is dedicated to bring about legal investigations of the massive violations against humanity during the military conflict and promotes the rights of the marginalized minorities and the poor.
Here are some links to Piedad: