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These scenarios are stories about what 'could' happen in the future in and around the hemispheric drug system, based on current trends, and including relevant political, economic, social, cultural and international dynamics.
This report contains recommendations for federal legislative reform related to civil rights, deficit reduction, law enforcement, foreign policy, sentencing, effective drug treatment, public health, and drug prevention education.
The WACD delegation to Ghana met representatives of the civil society, the international community and health experts to discuss the impact of drug trafficking and consumption on governance, security and public health in Ghana and West Africa.
The BC Provincial Health Officer warns that changes to sentencing and other justice practices brought about by the enactment of the Canadian SSCA will have very negative effects on the health of Aboriginal people.
Introduced by four expert panelists from Afghanistan, Serbia, Uruguay and Mexico, the debate seeks to break the taboo and discuss whether the 'war on drugs' has been a successful approach to counter the global drug problem.
This project, financed by the Life Long Learning Grundtvig Programme, will document best practice examples in different European countries and develop training to promote work and social (re)integration.
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention raised concerns regarding the excessive use of deprivation of liberty and the lack of effective legal assistance to persons arrested and detained.
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.
24 years old Margarita Charykova was arrested in December 2012 in Moscow. She is facing up to ten years imprisonment for possession of the pain-killer, which was mixed with a home-made psychotropic stimulant.
A reform effort supported by an NGO alliance have launched a campaign to discuss in the Parliament three bills to improve prison conditions, introduce the crime of torture into the penal code and to decriminalise drug use.
In February 2013, Rumah Cemara organised a capacity building training for 10 officers from Banceuy narcotics prison in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, to improve their knowledge on HIV, TB, drug dependence, etc.
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.
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.