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WOLA Endorses Uruguayan Candidate for Next OAS Secretary General

Foreign Minister Luis Almagro is a Great Candidate to Ensure Human Rights in the Hemisphere
News
WOLA is pleased to announce its endorsement of Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro in his candidacy to be the next Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). WOLA believes that Minister Almagro is a great candidate to ensure respect for human rights and the rule of law in the region.

GAO Report: Enforcement of FTA Labor Provisions Remains a Serious Problem

U.S. Government Agencies Should Act Quickly to Ensure That Legislative and Institutional Changes Lead to Labor Rights Protections on the Ground
Analysis & Commentary
The report recognizes that governments in the region have taken important steps to deal with labor commitments. But it concludes that more monitoring and more vigorous enforcement are required.

CEJIL, DPLF y WOLA expresan su preocupación por el nombramiento del General (r) Daniel Urresti como Ministro del Interior en Perú

Urresti es actualmente investigado por su participación en el asesinato del periodista Hugo Bustíos en 1988
Analysis & Commentary
ONG expresan preocupación sobre nombramiento de Ministro del Interior del Perú que está siendo investigado por su participación en el asesinato del periodista Hugo Bustíos en 1988

Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas

WOLA Experts Contribute to NACLA Summer 2014 Issue
Analysis & Commentary
In this summer issue of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), WOLA experts John Walsh and Coletta Youngers offer analysis on cannabis regulation and the turning point in the reform debate.

Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2014 Quito

Analysis & Commentary
In this WOLA-TNI informal drug policy dialogue, civil society and government representatives discussed reform efforts throughout the region.

Peru Sends Mixed Signals on Drug Policy

Analysis & Commentary
What does the firing of Peru's top drug official mean for the Andean country's future policies? WOLA's Coletta Youngers explains in an article in the World Politics Review

New Study Evaluates State Responses to Drug Consumption in the Americas

News
A new study by the Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (CEDD) finds that drug users continue to be dealt with in the criminal justice system.

Wednesday, May 21: New Study to be Launched on State Responses to Drug Consumption in Latin America

News
The study will combine new research from eight Latin American countries.

Remembering Javier Diez Canseco in the U.S. Capital

WOLA Reflects on the Legacy of the Peruvian Human Rights Leader
Analysis & Commentary
WOLA Senior Fellow Coletta Youngers remembers Peruvian congressman and human rights defender one year after his passing.

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds First Ever Hearing on Drug Policy

News
On March 25, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held its first ever hearing to analyze the impact of current drug policy on human rights.

Histórica audiencia sobre políticas de drogas en la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH)

Audiencia será llevada a cabo el martes 25 de marzo a las 2 p.m. EST
News
Por primera vez, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) llevará a cabo una audiencia sobre daños causados por las políticas de drogas.

Washingtonian Magazine Names WOLA as One of DC's "50 Great Places to Work"

Analysis & Commentary
In the non-profit sector today, having good intentions simply isn’t enough. Organizations must be well-managed to be effective. We believe that promoting human rights and social justice in Latin America is of critical importance, and we work hard to ensure that WOLA is sustainably and efficiently run in order to have the greatest impact possible.

What does it mean to have a human rights-oriented drug policy?

Analysis & Commentary
The war on drugs has failed; what are the alternative policies that can take its place?

Slow justice for Peru's disappeared

Analysis & Commentary
In an unprecedented move, an active duty general was found guilty of the enforced disappearance of a school principal.

Remembering Peruvian Human Rights Leader Javier Diez Canseco

Analysis & Commentary
Javier Diez Canseco will long be remembered as a tireless defender of human rights in Peru, from the darkest moments of Peru's conflict to the day of his passing.

Twenty Years after the Salvadoran Truth Commission

Video
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, WOLA, the University of Washington, DPLF, CEJIL, and George Mason University co-sponsored a discussion on the current status of emblematic human rights cases in El Salvador and throughout Latin America.

The Bones Speak: The Remains of Three of the Disappeared are Found in Los Cabitos (Peru)

Article in the blog La Mula on the search for truth following Peru's internal armed conflict
Analysis & Commentary
The exhumation of several executed bodies from Los Cabitos military base in Peru is further evidence of crimes committed during Peru's internal armed conflict, as WOLA Senior Fellow Jo-Marie Burt explains.(Spanish only)

WOLA Congratulates Peruvian Human Rights Leader for Award

APRODEH Founder Francisco Soberón Honored by Peru's Human Rights Coordinator
Analysis & Commentary
WOLA congratulates Peruvian human rights advocate Francisco Soberón for his award recognizing his long-time dedication to human rights and social justice