Too little attention has been given in the debate so far to the potential consequences for future scheduling decisions, as this would set a precedent to add substances to the treaty schedules bypassing WHO's expert advice.
In this open letter, HCLU, ENPUD and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine ask the president of the INCB to act in order to protect the core principle of the international drug conventions: public health.
The overarching support for the availability of access to essential medicines that features in this year's Annual Report from the INCB is encouraging; but the INCB must direct its attention to what such support must mean on the ground, in those real places where pain is suffered.
Mientras crece el coro de voces a favor de la despenalización de las drogas, un nuevo estudio concluye que el consumo mundial de drogas ilícitas no tuvo un descenso significativo desde que la ONU adoptó tres convenciones clave en la materia.
The annual report offers an analysis by the INCB of the current state of play with regards to international drug control. This year, the INCB has taken an unprecedented stance on human rights protection, in particular on the imposition of the death penalty for drug offences.
The death penalty for drug offences represents the sharp end of the world’s failed war on drugs, disproportionately punishing the vulnerable while failing to tackle entrenched forces of crime and corruption.
As you may have seen in the media recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched new guidelines on medical injections and a global campaign to switch all medical and vaccination injections to syringes that cannot be used more than once. These "safety-engineered syringes" may, for…
Reflecting on the UN's millennium development goals and moving forward to a post-2015 sustainable development goals model, there needs to be more focus in addressing harm reduction failures with people who inject drugs.
Women Drug mules made headlines in UK news throughout 2013 bringing to light misconceptions of drug mules and highlighting accounts of coercion and threats to transport drugs but also voluntarily involvement, motivated by poverty and financial difficulties.
The lack of access to essential medicines is partially due to the overemphasis put by the International Narcotics Control Board on tackling the illicit production, trafficking and uses of drugs, instead of paying greater attention to guarantee the availability to essential medicines.