• João Pedro Chaves Valladares Pádua

    João Pedro Chaves Valladares Pádua is a criminal lawyer with a master’s degree in Constitutional Law and State Theory from the PUC University in Rio de Janeiro. He is currently a PhD candidate in Language Studies at the same university and a professor of Penal Procedure law at the Federal University of Niteroi (UFF), in the Rio de Janeiro State. He is also the Director of Legal Affairs of the NGO... READ MORE...
  • Jérôme Mangelinckx

    Peru
    Jérôme Mangelinckx is the coordinator of the Area of Legal Policies and Citizen Security of the Research Centre on Drugs and Human Rights (CIDDH). He received a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Translation (Brussels), pursued post graduate studies in Philology (Prague), and is a specialist in intercultural communication. He has taught in several universities in Peru and has worked for several intern... READ MORE...
  • Gloria Rose Marie de Achá

    Bolivia
    ? Gloria Rose Marie de Achá is a Bolivian lawyer. She is a member of both the Permanent Assembly for Human Rights and the advocacy organisation Acción Andina. She has been working for over 15 years on drug policy, public security policy, human rights and the rights of children and adolescents. She has also worked in prisons and with groups of children who live and work in the streets. She has pub... READ MORE...
  • Jorge Vicente Paladines Rodríguez

    Ecuador
    Bachelor's in Law (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Guayaquil; Master in Constitutional Law - Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (UASB); MA in Political Science - Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO - Ecuador). Faculty member at Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar UASB and the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN). Professor of Criminal Systems, Social Control and Huma... READ MORE...
  • Catalina Pérez Correa

    México
    Catalina Pérez Correa recieved her Law Degree from the Instituto Teconológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), her master’s degree (JSM) from the Stanford Programme in International Legal Studies (SPILS) at the Stanford University Law School in California and her doctorate (JSD) also from the Stanford University Law School. During her doctorate she studied mexican criminal procedure from an empirical a... READ MORE...
  • Dave Bewley-Taylor

    Director of the Global Drug Policy Observatory (GDPO) and Research Fellow of the TNIs Drugs and Democracy Programme
    Dave Bewley-Taylor is the director of the Global Drug Policy Observatory (GDPO) and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies at Swansea University, UK. His main areas of research are US drug policy, the UN and international drug policy, various aspects of US politics and government and surveillance in American urban settings. He has written two major research monographs... READ MORE...
  • Hugo Cabieses

    Associate researcher for TNI's Drugs & Democracy programme
    Hugo Cabieses is a Peruvian economist and specialist on drugs issues and alternative development. He is a graduate of the Universidad del Pacífico (Lima), an associate of the Centre for Research on Drugs and Human Rights (CIDDH), as well as an associate researcher for TNI's Drugs & Democracy programme, secretary of Sustainable Rural Development (DRIS), coordinator of the Programme DRIS/ZAMANU in ... READ MORE...
  • Ricardo Vargas

    Director of Acción Andina Colombia | Associated Fellow of TNI
    Ricardo Vargas Meza is a Sociologist with a Masters in Social Philosophy from the National University of Colombia. He is an author, among other texts of Fumigation and Conflict: Anti-drugs policies and the delegitimisation of the Colombian state (Tercer Mundo, TNI and Acción Andina, December 1999); Drugs, Armed Conflict and Alternative Development (Acción Andina Colombia, June 2003, Bogotá); Narc... READ MORE...
  • Rodrigo Uprimny

    Colombia
    Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes is a Colombian lawyer who holds a Doctorate of Political Economy from the Amiens Picardie University, a Masters in Juridical Sociology from the University of Paris II, and a Masters in Socioeconomic Development from the University of Paris I. He is currently the director of the Center for the Study of Law, Justice, and Society ( DeJuSticia ), and a professor of constitutiona... READ MORE...
  • Ricardo Soberón

    Peru
    Ricardo Soberón Garrido is a Peruvian lawyer. He is one of the founders and the former director of the Drugs and Human Rights Research Center ( Centro de Investigación “Drogas y Derechos Humanos” ) in Lima. He holds a Masters in International Relations from the Peace Studies Department of the University of Bradford in England. He is a university professor, and an analyst and consultant on drug po... READ MORE...
  • Ana Paula Hernández

    Mexico
    Ana Paula Hernández is a sociologist who has worked for more than twelve years on human rights issues. She worked for six years at the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center ( Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez ) in Mexico City, and for four years was the deputy director of the “Tlachinollan” Mountain Human Rights Center ( Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña “Tlachin... READ MORE...
  • Diana Esther Guzmán

    Colombia
    Diana Esther Guzmán Rodríguez is a researcher at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice, and Society ( DeJusticia ), and professor of juridical argumentation at the Rosario University. A specialist in constitutional law, she received her law degree from the Colombian National University and is a candidate for a Masters in law at the same university. She currently works as a researcher in gender... READ MORE...
  • Giorgina Garibotto

    Uruguay
    Giorgina Garibotto is a sociologist specializing in social demography. She has worked on public health issues for ten years. She has carried out research for the IDES Institute and as a TNI consultant on issues of drug trafficking and consumption, HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases. She has also worked with other national and international organization to promote health projects for adolescen... READ MORE...
  • Diego Giacoman

    Bolivia
    Diego Giacoman Aramayo holds degrees in economics and philosophy. He has conducted academic research and analysis on the issue of coca cultivation and alternative development. He was in charge of the Drug Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the Vice-Ministry of Social Defense and Controlled Substances. While holding that position, he participated in the on-going reform of Law 1008, the Contr... READ MORE...
  • Sandra Edwards

    Ecuador
    Sandra G. Edwards has lived in Ecuador since 1991, where she has worked for the Latin American Council of Churches and international NGOs. Since 1995 she has worked as an independent consultant on issues of human rights and forced migration for NGOs such as Oxfam-UKI and the American Friends Service Committee. She is also a consultant for WOLA, monitoring U.S. drug policies and its impact on huma... READ MORE...
  • Alejandro Corda

    Argentina
    Raúl Alejandro Corda received a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in 1998. He is now a teacher and researcher at the UBA. Since 1993, he has worked in the national judiciary, and has been the Secretary of Justice in the Federal Criminal Jurisdiction since 2001. Corda is a member of Intercambios AC , an NGO that works on drug policy issues. Systems Overload: Drug Laws and Prison... READ MORE...
  • Luciana Boiteux

    Brazil
    Luciana Boiteux de Figueiredo Rodrigues is a Doctor of Criminal Law, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at the Federal University of Río de Janeiro. She is the coordinator of the Policy Research Group on Drugs and Human Rights at the same university. She also works with the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies on Psychoactive Drugs ( Núcleo de Estudios Interdisciplinares sobr... READ MORE...