Dialogues with Civil Society #2: Ana María Rodríguez
CEDLA: Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation and Nalacs, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, are organizing a series of seminars titled Dialogues with Civil Society. The goal of these dialogues is to bring together a broad audience of academics and non-academics to discuss relevant societal issues in Latin America. The second edition of the series, which is again organized in collaboration with Peace Brigades International – The Netherlands, takes places on Wednesday 18 April and features Ana María Rodríguez, human rights activist and representative of the Colombian Commission of Jurists (CCJ), and Daniel Gomez Uribe, PhD candidate in the programme group ‘Political Economy and Transnational Governance’ at the University of Amsterdam / Universiteit van Amsterdam.
On May 27th the presidential elections will take place in Colombia. What are the possible outcomes and what do they mean for the Peace Process? The human rights activist Ana Maria Rodriguez, representative of the Colombian Commission of Jurists (CCJ), will share her views on this new challenge for the Peace Process and will be answering questions from the public.
Ana Maria Rodriguez is a Colombian lawyer from Universidad de los Andes. She has been involved in different research and monitoring activities related to the implementation of the peace agreement with Colombia’s paramilitary group the AUC. Nowadays, Ana María is closely involved with the implementation of the peace agreement with the FARC and the ongoing peace negotiations with the ELN. She also coordinates advocacy activities aimed at raising awareness about the human rights situation in Colombia.
Daniel Gomez Uribe investigates adaptation of non-state armed groups to contexts of large-scale extraction of natural resources in rural Colombia. His research is focused on civilian and rebel group relationships, type of interactions and local dynamism taking place during civil war.