WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
14 May 2014 | Commentary | News

A Breath of Fresh Air on Drug Policy in the Americas

In this analysis, WOLA Senior Fellow Coletta A. Youngers offers an overview of the latest meeting the CICAD, the drug control arm of the Organization of American States. Youngers notes that, unlike in past CICAD meetings, there was evidence of a “slow evelution” toward drug policy reform. The most dramatic depature came from Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole, who “talked about how harsh sentencing laws have let to an unacceptable number of low-level drug offenders behind bars.”

To read the full analysis, originally published by the the Mexican NGO Espolea, please click here.