In order to inform the drafting of the European Union Action Plan for 2013-2016, the Civil Society Forum on Drugs sent a detailed list of recommendations to the Horizontal Drugs Group and the Irish Presidency.
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.
Drug users who possess a small amount of illegal drugs for their own use might no longer face jail time, once a draft amendment to the Criminal Code prepared by the Ministry of Justice in Slovakia was approved.
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.
Urgent attention is needed to address critical funding gaps in TB care and control, say the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD).
By establishing another federal security force made up of elements with primarily military training, la gendarmería, México president Peña Nieto is following in the footsteps of his predecessors to militarize public security in the country.
UNODC and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will join forces to promote grass-roots development and alternative livelihoods in poor rural communities dependent on the cultivation of illicit drug crops.
The International Harm Reduction Development Program (IHRD) of Open Society Foundation recruits a deputy director to Manage the coordination of management, policy/advocacy, grantmaking, finance/budget for the IHRD program.
In the lead up to the 2013 International Harm Reduction Conference, Harm Reduction International is recruiting a conference organisation intern to assist in the final stages of preparation of the event, that will be held in Vilnius in june in 2013.
In the lead up to the 2013 International Harm Reduction Conference, Harm Reduction International is recruiting a communication intern to assist in the final stages of preparation of the event, that will be held in Vilnius in june in 2013.
In Burma poppy cultivation grew 17% last year, according to UNODC and around 300,000 households in the country are currently engaged in its cultivation, Burma is now feeling increased pressure to tackle its drugs problem.
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.