The Human Rights and Drug Policy Workshop will be held at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong from October 12 to October 17, 2015.


Apply by August 7, 2015


*Fully Funded Scholarships Available*


In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS). This is a key moment for policy makers to examine drug policies and openly discuss what is working and what is not. In preparation for this meeting, this workshop will examine the connection between drug policy, human rights, and public health.

Course Content:

  • International Drug Control System & Impacts in Asia-Pacific
  • Human Rights and Drug Control
  • Lessons Learned and Best Practices of Drug Policy inAsia
  • Public Health & Harm Reduction
  • Women & Drug Policy
  • Site visits inHong Kongto harm reduction & treatment centers

Who should apply?

  • Delegates and government staff working on UNGASS preparation
  • Government staff working on drug policy and health
  • Individuals from civil society working in public health, human rights, development, journalism, law, public policy, etc. with an interest in drug policy
  • Researchers and junior faculty

While priority is given to those working on drug policy, no prior knowledge of human rights or drug policy is required to apply.

Eligible Regions:

Individuals from countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia, andSouth Asiaare encouraged to apply.

All finalists are eligible to receive full scholarship support including travel, accommodation (shared double rooms) & meals.

Application Guidelines:

Complete the application form and send to Ms. Leona Li at along with a brief statement of interest. This should contain a statement (maximum 1 page) of why the workshop is relevant to your current activities and what you expect to get out of the workshop. The program representative will provide confirmation by email after the registration deadline.

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