WOLA Publications

Cannabis Regulation and the UN Drug Treaties: Strategies for Reform

How might governments and the UN system address growing tensions surrounding the existing UN drug treaties and evolving law and practice in Member States in ways that acknowledge the policy shifts underway and help to modernize the drug treaty regime itself?

Between Rhetoric and Reform: Criminal Justice Reform in the United States

After decades of failed policies, the U.S. is finally reconsidering the mass incarceration model it promoted in Latin America. The paradigm shift opens up space for reforms in Latin America.

Women, Drug Policies, and Incarceration

A Guide for Policy Reform in Latin America and the Caribbean
This guide presents public policies to address the harmful mass incarceration of women for drug offenses in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Joint Report: Justice for Crimes and Human Rights Violations against Migrants and Refugees in Mexico

The report is based on a series of visits to migrant shelters and organizations, interviews with staff and migrants, interviews with local authorities, and a thorough review of the migrant shelters’ case documentation.

New Report: Increased Enforcement at Mexico’s Southern Border

An Update on Security, Migration, and U.S. Assistance
Far from deterring migrants from making the journey north, the most notable effect of Mexico’s migration crackdown has been changes in how migrants are traveling.

WOLA Digest: August/September 2015

The latest news, analysis, and updates from WOLA
WOLA's monthly digest provides highlights from our programs, including news, analysis, and stories of impact. To receive the digest in your inbox each month, please visit www.wola.org/sign_up

WOLA Digest: June/July 2015

The latest news, analysis, and updates from WOLA
WOLA's monthly digest provides highlights from our programs, including news, analysis, and stories of impact. To receive the digest in your inbox each month, please visit www.wola.org/sign_up

New Report: Bolivia’s Innovative Coca Policy Secures Major Drop in Cultivation

Building on Progress: Bolivia Consolidates Achievements in Reducing Coca and Looks to Reform Decades-old Drug Law

New Report: How Foreign Guns are Funneled through the United States to Mexico

Gun-Running Nation: How Foreign-Made Assault Weapons are Trafficked from the United States to Mexico and What to Do About It
Semiautomatic assault rifles imported to the United States account for significant portions of the arsenals of Mexico’s drug cartels.

WOLA report on the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)

The legacy of the CICIG: accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned
In its nearly eight years of existence, the CICIG has achieved transcendental results. This report examines the CICIG as a model mechanism of international support to strengthen the rule of law in countries fraught with high levels of criminal violence, as well as weak and often corrupt security and judicial institutions.