IDPC highlights how the increasing involvement of UN human rights entities in drug policy debates has paved the way for greater, yet still insufficient, consideration of health, human rights and development.
IDPC welcomes the report’s impressive range of data and analysis, as well as its attention to environmental impacts; but regrets the continued lack of acknowledgement of the destructive impact of punitive drug policies, related human rights abuses and opportunities for meaningful reform.
IDPC highlight some of the key activities and impacts achieved through IDPC’s work for the period running from April 2021 to March 2022, focusing on the five themes of our Strategic Plan for 2021-2023.
Benjamin et al. call on social workers to advocate for and enact decriminalisation, harm reduction and community reinvestment in their practices, to detract their complicity in maintaining the status quo and instead provide anti-carceral, person-centred social work services.