A global network promoting objective and open debate on drug policy
The mission of this grant is to call attention to abuses in locked drug treatment centres in Latin America, in order to press governments to establish mechanisms for monitoring abuse, and to regulate facilities offering drug “treatment” or “rehabilitation".
In May 2013, the Global Fund said its support for services provided at the drug treatment centres depended on setting up the process to independent NGO to monitor them. As the Vietnamese government failed, it will cease its funding.
Despite increasing regional debate in Latin America on drug policy reforms, Brazil is at risk of sliding backwards and is poised to enact even harsher, rights-violating drug policies with the approval of new laws.
ANPUD finds a recent attempt to advocate for compulsory “rehabilitation” centres founded on faulty arguments and dubious research that poses a direct threat to the human rights of people who use drugs and the dignity of society at large.