In order to inform the drafting of the European Union Action Plan for 2013-2016, the Civil Society Forum on Drugs sent a detailed list of recommendations to the Horizontal Drugs Group and the Irish Presidency.
The HCLU attended CND 2013 annual meeting in Vienna and interviewed key professionals that talked about the new approach of New Zealand to new psychoactive drugs, the views of UNOCD to the legalization of marijuana in the US and the new marijuana regulation scheme of Uruguay.
Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, has called for dramatic reform of the country’s justice system, if not properly implemented, these proposals could actually worsen the problem of pre-trial and of overcrowded prisons.
Drug users who possess a small amount of illegal drugs for their own use might no longer face jail time, once a draft amendment to the Criminal Code prepared by the Ministry of Justice in Slovakia was approved.
24 years old Margarita Charykova was arrested in December 2012 in Moscow. She is facing up to ten years imprisonment for possession of the pain-killer, which was mixed with a home-made psychotropic stimulant.
Urgent attention is needed to address critical funding gaps in TB care and control, say the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD).