For many decades, the UN has relied on policies based on the prohibitionist drug conventions, that have led to disastrous consequences. With the "Count the Costs" movie series, HCLU is highlighting the devastating negative effects of global prohibition.
This report, prepared by the RAND Corporation for the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology in the United Kingdom, presents the results of four case studies examining the evidence base for the classification of illegal drugs in the context of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.
This article provides some background information on drugs and drug usage in Portugal and trace the development of the changes in Portuguese drug policy and what the anticipated results of the changes will be.
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.