Centre for Research on Drugs and Human Rights (CIDDH)

The Centre for Research on Drugs and Human Rights (CIDDH) is a Civil Association based in Lima, Peru. Its main objectives are the promotion of debate and implementation of legal reform in drug control in Latin America.

CIDDH’s board is composed of four experts with extensive experience in public policy in drug control. The CIDDH has close ties with the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), organizations that have programmes focussed on international drug policy and the situation of human rights in the hemisphere, respectively.

The CIDDH has collaborated with TNI and WOLA attending the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) sessions, and has supported the organization and implementation of the “Informal Dialogues” - closed meetings with officials and academics since 2006 – that have taken place in Montevideo, Mexico City, Quito, Cochabamba, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires. The three organisations have also participated together in various international conferences, international processes, analysis, monitoring and evaluation of drug control policies, particularly the assessment process of UNGASS 1998/2008 which was conducted in the 52nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.