Corporación Colectivo de Abogados JAR (CCAJAR)

The “José Alvear Restrepo” Lawyers’ Collective (Colectivo de Abogados “José Alvear  Restrepo” – CAJAR) is a non-governmental organization that has worked since 1978 for the full defense of human rights and building peace with social justice in Colombia.

Through legal representation of victims, ethnic communities, and groups, CAJAR seeks truth, justice, comprehensive reparations, and guarantees of non-repetition.  Thanks to this work, high level judicial decisions have been obtained that favor communities’ continued presence in their territories, environmental preservation, and the protection of thousands of people whose rights have been violated.

CAJAR also offers trainings on the legal defense of human, environmental, and territorial rights for unions, grassroots initiatives, indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, and victims’ organizations in order to strengthen their organizational processes.