This statement responds to the recent report released by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, which highlighted key issues of concern on drug control and called for a fundamental shift in drug policy.
The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, and his wife, Ban Soon-taek, visited Cambodia's first methadone maintenance therapy clinic on 28 October in central Phnom Penh as part of a two-day visit to the Kingdom.
Throughout November 2010, the Transnational Institute has conducted a community-based study and review of the cultivation, trade and use of kratom. The study has found little evidence of harms related to either eating or drinking kratom.
As a result of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health Resolution No. 634, the level of criminalisation of users of the most wide-spread illicit injection drugs has been increased 20-fold. This new resolution, along with other recent developments, threatens harm reduction efforts to contain the HIV…
As part of the EC-funded project "Network of Community Services for Alternative Sentence", this seminar focused on the services provided by the project's partnership organisations and the Probation Service Office in Fier to discuss the issue and opportunities for collaboration.
On 11th October 2010, coca growers in three provinces of La Paz, Bolivia, demonstrated in the North and South Yungas in protest to the Bolivian government’s latest attempt to restrict and control coca leaf production and sales.
The first meeting of the Commission took place in October 2010 in Brazil, to discuss priority HIV-related legal and human rights issues on which the Commission's work will focus over the next 18 months.
The central purpose of the DCAM website is to assist all organisations and individuals interested in accelerating access to medicines policy change by providing the guidance materials and data they need.
The conference will be held on 14-15 October and will focus on drug users in prison, injecting rooms, harm reduction in nightlife settings, the role of elected officials in the development of the harm reduction policies, drug user involvement, hepatitis C, etc.
The European Harm Reduction Network (EuroHRN) has been recently formed by ten organisations with a shared interest in advocating for and sharing knowledge on harm reduction within Europe. If you would like to join EuroHRN please email Maria Phelan at email@example.com.
As the new UNODC Executive Director, Yuri Fedotov, takes office, HCLU, EHRN and the Andrey Rylkov Foundation, sent him an open letter to welcome his statement on health and human rights and offer their support in his struggle to convince governments to reform their drug policies.
The first IDPC/CIDDH course on drug law enforcement directed at police officers took place in Sept.2010 in Lima, Peru. The course was well attended and focused on harm reduction, human rights and a cost-benefit analysis of law enforcement.
The Pain & Policy Studies Group, an academic policy group which works to improve patient access to medicines for pain management and substitution therapy, is recruiting for a full-time Policy Researcher. The deadline for applications is 4 October 2010.