New Minister to Speak at JFC Parliamentary Meeting

Justice For Colombia News | on: Saturday, 13 June 2009

The newly appointed Foreign Office Minister, Chris Bryant MP, is to speak at a meeting being hosted later this week in Parliament by Justice for Colombia and Progress. JFC urges all supports to attend what will be an interesting and informative discussion with a great line-up of speakers at 6pm on Wednesday 17th June in Committee Room 10 of the House of Commons.

Never-ending violence? How can Colombia achieve peace and respect for human rights?

Joint Meeting Hosted by Progress and Justice for Colombia

Wednesday 17th June, 6pm, Committee Room 10, House of Commons

For decades violence has dominated life in Colombia, most recently in the war between leftist guerrillas and the Colombian State. This meeting will be an informed and wide-ranging discussion on the situation in Colombia, the prospects for peace and the human rights situation.


Rt Hon Chris Bryant MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

HE Noemi Sanin, Colombian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Tom Porteus, London Director, Human Rights Watch

Sally Hunt, General Secretary, University & College Union and TUC Spokesperson on International Relations

Dan Kovalik, Senior Associate General Counsel, United Steelworkers of America

Chair: Tony Lloyd MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party and former Foreign Office Minister

Please e-mail Mark at Progress ( to confirm your attendance.

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