The challenge for governments, civil society and citizens across the hemisphere is to use the OAS report as a tool for debating present drug policies and ultimately crafting effective and humane alternative approaches.
After analysing the regional debate and national-level reforms, this report concludes with policy recommendations that should be undertaken to maintain the momentum and advance drug policy reforms in the region.
This briefing paper aims to shift the focus of the debate on policing and HIV-related outcomes and explore more positive relationships and the related benefits to be derived by police engaging with people who inject drugs.
This briefing paper reviews current policies and practices that have been implemented in response to the use of controlled drugs in Indonesia, and highlights some of the key challenges and issues that remain.
This briefing highlights the effects of drug policy on women as producers, suppliers and consumers of drugs in order to inform and guide policy makers on practices that should be avoided, as well as highlight those policies which effectively incorporate and address women’s needs.
This IDPC response provides an overview of the data and topics presented in the Report and where appropriate, within the broader context of the current state of the UN drug control framework, offer a critical analysis of both.
The purpose of this briefing paper is to review up-to-date evidence on the institutionalisation of police violence toward people who use drugs across the region and the implications of these practices for public health and society.