Dr Christophe Golay will Discuss the Rights of Peasants at a High-Level Meeting of Colombia’s Constitutional Court

Portrait of Dr Christophe Golay Portrait of Dr Christophe Golay

25 January 2021

At an online high-level meeting organized by Colombia’s Constitutional Court, our Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Dr Christophe Golay will present the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Living in Rural Areas (UNDROP) and its potential to protect the rights of peasants in the country.

Other speakers and participants include current and former Presidents of Colombia, as well as the judges of Colombia’s Constitutional Court.

Focus on Implementation on the Ground

This participation forms part of our work to ensure the UNDROP implementation on the ground by developing tools and guidance for various stakeholders, training relevant constituencies, raising awareness of decision-makers and focusing on specific rights enshrined in the Declaration.

‘It is a great opportunity to present our work on the rights of peasants at this high-level meeting. Exchanging with constitutional court judges, the current President and his predecessors about the rights of peasants and raising their awareness about the rights enshrined in the Declaration and their respective roles and responsibilities to protect them are key to ensure changes on the ground’ underlines Dr Golay.

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