Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli

Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli is an expert on Colombia and international humanitarian law. She has worked as a senior associate at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), a U.S. NGO dedicated to changing U.S. foreign policy towards Latin America so that it respects human rights and supports democracy and socioeconomic justice. She leads WOLA's human rights in the Andes Programme, which focuses on human rights, internal displacement, the dismantling of armed groups, ethnic minorities' rights and labour rights since 2006. WOLA's work involves influencing U.S. policymakers and bringing Colombian independent and civil society voices to U.S. policymakers. This report was prepared while she was a guest researcher at NOREF in early 2012.