WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas


Cuba today is grappling with an unprecedented political, social, and economic crisis, fueling record levels of emigration. U.S. policy toward Cuba, however, remains entrenched in an outdated paradigm centered on maintaining an economic embargo. Fundamental human rights are routinely restricted in Cuba, including the right to peaceful protest, freedom of expression and association, and due process guarantees. Pressing issues like the release of political prisoners, the easing of broad U.S. sanctions, and increased U.S.-Cuba engagement on human rights and other issues remain unaddressed. WOLA plays a role in facilitating dialogues between experts and civil society groups both on and off the island, while also providing comprehensive, fact-based analysis of current trends.

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