The Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice is a Russian NGO, with the mission to promote and develop humane drug policies based on tolerance, protection of health, human rights and dignity.
As the new UNODC Executive Director, Yuri Fedotov, takes office, HCLU, EHRN and the Andrey Rylkov Foundation, sent him an open letter to welcome his statement on health and human rights and offer their support in his struggle to convince governments to reform their drug policies.
Anya Sarang, the director of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation addressed the delegates at the first plenary session of the XVIII International AIDS Conference, on 19 July 2010, in Vienna, Austria. During her speech, Anya criticised Russia's drug policy and called for a drug policy based on human rights…
The authors undertook qualitative interviews with 209 injecting drug users in three Russian cities to explore IDU's accounts of HIV and health risk. Policing practices, and how these violate health and human rights, emerged as a primary theme.