WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
10 Dec 2012 | Commentary | News

WOLA Congratulates Peruvian Human Rights Leader for Award

WOLA congratulates Peruvian human rights advocate Francisco Soberón for his recognition by the country's National Human Rights Coordinator (Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos) December 10, 2012. Pancho Soberón has dedicated his life to the defense of human rights in Peru and throughout the world, helping to found the Lima-based Association for Human Rights (Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, APRODEH) and leading the International Federation for Human Rights (Federación International de los Derechos Humanos, FIDH). As both a friend and a colleague, Pancho has had a profound impact on WOLA and the human rights community throughout the world, and the recognition he has received is much deserved.

Please see the attached letter (Spanish only) from WOLA Senior Fellows Jo-Marie Burt and Coletta A. Youngers celebrating Pancho's award, and learn more about the event here.