EHRN in partnership with the International Gender Policy Network is organizing a parallel event in the 57th CSW session with the aim of informing the participants about the issues of violence against women who use drugs and/or are engaged in sex work.
Governance Studies at Brookings and WOLA will host a public forum with two leading scholars and two key politicians to examine the legal and political choices in USA after Colorado and Washington marijuana regulation.
The war on drugs has failed and Australia should consider legalising some substances, according to a new report backed by some eminent Australians. A recent national radio discussion took place on drug policy reform.
This briefing paper outlines the international legal drug control obligations, the room for manoeuvre the regime leaves open to national policy makers and the clear limits of latitude that cannot be crossed without violating the treaties.
The 2011 amendment of the Polish drug law was a good first step, but a lot more has to be done to help people dependent on drugs and strengthen the effectiveness of the country's harm reduction efforts.
The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of drug policies on young people who use drugs through questionnaires, and to make recommendations for the improvement of drug policy for young people.
This paper aims to set out some of the policy and public health issues raised by the appearance of a wide range of emergent psychoactive substances of diverse origin, effect and risk profile (commonly referred to as ‘legal highs’)
With a decade of experience, Portugal provides a valuable case study of how decriminalization coupled with evidence-based strategies can reduce drug consumption, dependence, recidivism, and HIV infection, and create safer communities for all.
The TNI-EMCDDA Expert Seminar on Threshold Quantities reflected on the advantages and disadvantages of threshold quantities as a policy and legislative tool and it was hoped that this seminar would provide a springboard to inform current debate and to assist the elaboration of evidence-based drug…
As part of the campaign's desire to transform the way that Brazilian public powers treat the drug issue, Viva Rio held a seminar for law enforcement officers at the Civil Police Academy Sylvio Earth, in Rio de Janeiro.
Examining the evolution of Irish drug policy, the report explores the country’s national strategies; the legal context within which they operate; the public funds spent, or committed, to implement them; and the political bodies and mechanisms set up to coordinate the response to the problem.
This study ensued from clinical observations based on spontaneous accounts by crack abusers undergoing their first psychiatric assessment, where they reported using cannabis in an attempt to ease their own withdrawal symptoms.
In this report, Transform Drug Policy Foundation demonstrates that moving to the legal regulation of drugs is not an unthinkable, politically impossible step in the dark, but a sensible, pragmatic approach to control drug production, supply and use.