The purpose of this briefing paper is to review up-to-date evidence on the institutionalisation of police violence toward people who use drugs across the region and the implications of these practices for public health and society.
This paper intends to support the discussions of the high-level review by presenting global trends on the evolution of the drug problem since the adoption of the Plan of Action and by making some reflections on the way forward.
The report aims at helping the international community to address the toll that illicit drug production, trafficking and consumption continues to take on all our societies, by providing a global overview and analysis of developments.
This handbook is intended for people with HIV, people who are at higher risk of HIV, as well as their partners and family members and describes, step by step, how to behave when a rights violation occur, how to document it and how to seek help.
The 2014 Annual Report provides an overview of UNODC's work across the globe in assisting Member States to address the threat posed by drugs, crime and terrorism. It showcases the human impact of UNODC's work through a series of success stories and the effect on the ground.
EHRN collected and reviewed a range of background materials, and developed a detailed questionnaire to gather input from Serbian organisations that have received Global Fund support for harm reduction programmes.
EHRN aims to assess the readiness of countries in the region for transition from Global Fund funding for HIV responses to national funding; and analyze experience of countries related to the process of transition planning and implementation.
With the goal to assess the 10-year progress in Eastern Europe after the 1998 UNGASS on drugs, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) conducted a review in 4 countries of the region: Georgia, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine, all of which have experienced a major increase in drug related problems.…
This document develops core arguments for why people who inject drugs should be included in national treatment guidelines and programmes for chronic HCV infection – from both public health and human rights perspectives.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights compiled practical recommendations for the creation and maintenance of a safe and enabling environment for civil society, based on good practices and lessons learned.
Pursuant to Human Rights Council decision 18/117, the present report is submitted to update previous reports on the question of the death penalty. The present report confirms that the trend towards the universal abolition of the death penalty is continuing. During the reporting period, initiatives…