International coalitions of harm reduction experts, applauded the decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to uphold the human rights of all Canadians by allowing Insite - Vancouver's life-saving supervised injection site - to remain open.
The fellowship seeks to develop a concentration of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant outcomes and membership in a global interdisciplinary network. The deadline for applications in 20 January 2012.
The 2011 Afghan Opium Survey reports an increase in opium production and prices, and sustained high rates of opiate consumption and HIV prevalence amongst injecting drug users in Afghanistan.
After a few years of relative peace under the rule of a mafia boss, the Colombian city of Medellín, birthplace of the first great narco-trafficking cartel, has seen violent crime soar once again. The culprits are from a new generation of urban youth specializing in protection rackets, drug sales and assassinations.
The Greek government is in the process of reviewing its drug laws, which will notably include decriminalisation of drug use, depenalisation of supply, possession and cultivation of cannabis for personal use and the promotion of treatment for dependent users.
As part of a global drive to remove barriers to progress in the AIDS response, policy-makers and community advocates joined experts from the Global Commission on HIV and the Law for the final in a series of seven dialogues that have been held across the world.