Uma rede global para a promoção dum debate aberto e objetivo sobre a política de drogas
Tennessee’s draconian law criminalizing pregnant drug users could help the country keep it’s notorious title as the world’s largest incarcerator of women, an infamy fuelled largely by the war on drugs.
The current trend is already going to a better allocation of repressive and sanitary approaches, aided by a judicial reform and budgetary recast for a rebalancing of powers and better support for drug users.
The declaration highlights the pressing need to take into account a human rights and public health approach when addressing the world drug problem, when assessing current policies and when finding solutions.
You can’t solve a public health crisis by locking people up. Jim Pugel knows this. After more than 30 years with the Seattle Police Department, he’s seen first-hand that sending people to prison for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses doesn’t work.
In an era of limited resources, HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts need to focus on the smartest investments.This means investing in programmes that can have the greatest impact in halting HIV transmission and turning back the epidemic.