On 26 June 2013, activists in 41 cities from all around the world took part in the SUPPORT. DON’T PUNISH. “Global Day of Action” – a collective show of force that illustrates the ever growing support for drastically changing the way we approach drug control.
The forum aimed to learn more about the challenges faced by people who grow crops declared illicit, and to give a voice to this vulnerable population in the design and implementation of national drug policies.
IDPC co-organised an expert roundtable with the Thailand Ministry of Justice Rights and Liberties Protection Department to discuss and review effective legal frameworks for managing drug-related problems.
It is the addiction that makes people suffer. Nobody is born evil and any one of us could be in this situation. Shouldn’t we ask ourselves why we didn’t provide interventions much earlier, at the time they needed them most?
Civil society organisations played a particularly important role at this year’s forty-third regular session of the OAS General Assembly by promoting a public health, harm reduction, and human rights approach to drug policies.