Drug control in many ASEAN countries has exacted a very high human cost and failed to create a "drug-free" region. ASEAN needs to re-evaluate and its approach and revise its response to drug-related problems in ways that will improve, and not undermine, the health, security and development of all…
This civil society letter led by IDPC requests ASEAN to establish opportunities for civil society organisations and affected communities to participate in the official process for the development of the new ASEAN strategy and work-plan on the use and supply of drugs.
375 civil society groups, including prominent human rights NGOs, from across the globe have called on UN drug control authorities to urge an immediate stop to the extrajudicial killings of suspected drug offenders in the Philippines.
In this report, IDPC offers recommendations based on evidence and examples of good practice to inform a shift in policy responses to drug use in Asia away from criminalisation and punishment, and towards public health and harm reduction.