Colombia – Is Santos Different from Uribe?
President Juan Manuel Santos’ human rights, labor rights and drugs policies
Senior Associate at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
Tuesday 14 February; 08:30 - 10:00
Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM)
Sognsveien 68, 4th floor, Oslo
This seminar is organized in cooperation with the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (Noref)
Registration here (free entrance; a light breakfast will be served at 08:30)
Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli is the leading Colombia human rights advocate at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), a US NGO dedicated to changing U.S. foreign policy towards Latin America so that it respects human rights and supports democracy and socio-economic justice. Sánchez-Garzoli leads WOLA's Human rights in the Andes program which is focused on human rights, internal displacement, dismantling of armed groups, ethnic minorities' rights, and labor rights. She is an expert on internally displaced persons, refugees and human rights, and her work has shed light on the situation of Colombia’s more than 4 million internally displaced persons—as well as help expose the links between Colombia’s government and drug-funded paramilitaries. Sánchez-Garzoli was a Senior Research Analyst for the Brookings Institution-Johns Hopkins SAIS Project on Internal Displacement. She holds a Masters in International Law and International Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a BA in Environmental Science for Columbia University's Barnard College.
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