A comparative study on the impact of drug policies on the prison systems of eight Latin American countries reveals that drug laws have contributed to the prison crises these countries are experiencing.
The Drug Policy Alliance is seeking a Director of Information Technology and Knowledge Management to provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology solutions to support DPA’s program priorities.
During the appointment of the new chairperson of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs, Mr. Fedotov, the UNODC Executive Director, declared: "To tackle drugs, we need to keep constant contact with on the ground knowledge and expertise. Our main partner NGOs provide that context and support our work from the local to the global level".
Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission Act of 2010 aims to carefully evaluate current domestic and international policies and identify ways in which these can be restructured or improved strategically to successfully address an escalating and increasingly complex problem that threatens U.S. and international security.
Youth RISE – the global youth-led network for reducing the risks and harms associated with substance use – is seeking volunteers from around the world to join their ‘International Working Group’ (IWG) in 2010. The deadline for applications is 27 December 2010.
Concerned by the proliferating number of human rights abuses that occur under the auspices of the war on drugs, the campaign draws attention to drug users, minorities, young people and other people caught in the cross fire. Each month, the page will highlight a different type of human rights abuse. Spread the word and join the movement!
On 9 and 10 December 2010, IDPC participated to a training course organised by the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. The training aimed to raise awareness of human rights and the right to health among Swiss professionals specialised in health, addictions and vulnerable populations.
Bob Ainsworth MP, former Home Office drugs minister and Secretary of State for Defence, will call for the legalisation and regulation of drugs during a Parliamentary debate he is leading in Westminster Hall, at 2.30pm, Thurs 16th December 2010.
This seminar provided the opportunity to share experiences from different countries and encourage new thinking at a time where the Malaysian government has already successfully implemented harm reduction measures and is in the process of scaling these up.
This Series draws attention to the issues around the growing HIV epidemic in people who use drugs, including tackling the myths surrounding HIV and people who use drugs, and subjects as diverse as women and drugs to the effect of amphetamines, alcohol, and human rights on the epidemic.