The international drug conventions were created to ensure the “health and welfare of mankind”, yet drug policies around the world continue to focus on criminal justice and repression rather than on health responses. Governments across the world should provide harm reduction and treatment interventions to reduce the harms associated with drug use, and ensure adequate access to essential medicines.
This campaign focuses on spreading awareness to both reform harm reduction policies around the world and reduce the stigma surrounding drug substitution therapy. The campaign features two superheroes, Methadone Man and Buprenorphine Babe, who work together to help injecting drug users in distress…
This briefing paper explores the question of Heroin Assisted Treatment (HAT), examines the growing body of evidence emerging from its clinical use in addiction therapies, and makes recommendations for policy makers.
Michel Kazatchkine, the Executive Director of the Global Fund, encourages all who will be attending the International AIDS Conference in Vienna to attend the Human Rights March and Rally on the 20th July 2010, calling the event a ''great opportunity to unite everyone involved in the fight against…
This article presents alternatives to traditional targeted enforcement approaches that may have less negative health and social consequences was originally published in 2005 in the International Journal of Drug Policy. It is now available in English, Chinese, Farsi, French, and Russian.
The Global Commission on HIV and the Law was established in 2010 to develop actionable, evidence-informed and human rights-based recommendations to enable effective HIV responses and realize the human rights of people living and most vulnerable to HIV.
The authors undertook qualitative interviews with 209 injecting drug users in three Russian cities to explore IDU's accounts of HIV and health risk. Policing practices, and how these violate health and human rights, emerged as a primary theme.