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2 June 2011

Italian NGOs take position against their government’s policies on harm reduction

The Italian government has announced last month that it would submit a proposal to the UNGASS meeting on HIV/AIDS to cancel te term "harm reduction", with the purpose to substitute it with a watered down "risk reduction". This proposal was met with much criticism among Italian civil society organisations working in the drug policy field.
2 June 2011

Drugs - Time for better laws

'Drugs - Time for better drug laws' is Release's new campaign engaging the public around the issue of drug policy.
9 June 2011

Russia defies growing consensus with declaration of 'total war on drugs'

Under legislation promoted by the ruling United Russia party and now being reviewed in parliament, dependent drug users will be forced into treatment or jailed, and dealers will be handed heftier custodial sentences. "The barons of narco-business must be put on a par with serial killers with the appropriate punishment in the form of a life sentence," said Gryzlov, chairman of the party. This decision was largely criticised by a number of Russian civil society organisations.
15 June 2011

UNODC: "Regional cooperation key in countering drug routes in Central Asia"

On 14th June 2011, the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, met with the President and several key leaders in Kazakhstan to discuss the country's and region's ongoing efforts in curbing drug use, illicit trafficking, and organized and financial crime.
15 June 2011

Al Jazeera documentary - Filipino drug mules

The Philippines is well-known for exporting domestic workers across the world, but as low-income jobs disappear in the global recession, increasing numbers of desperate Filipinos are resorting to something much more dangerous – smuggling drugs as mules.
15 June 2011

Al Jazeera documentary - Mexico: Impunity and profits

Sinaloa and Juarez cartels are fighting for the city and the access it provides to the multi-billion dollar US drug market only a few hundred metres away. On this episode of Fault Lines, Josh Rushing travels to Ciudad Juarez, and asks how human life there came to be worth so much less than the drugs being trafficked through.