Drug policies in East and South East Asia continue to focus extensively on tough drug laws and their enforcement, including disproportionate penalties for drugs offences (and the use of the death penalty), compulsory detention for people who use drugs, and forced crop eradication campaigns. However, some significant improvements have been made in the field of harm reduction.
Eurasian Key Populations Health Network opens request for proposals for 2018 Small grants program "Gender and HIV" in order to improve health, inclusion and social wellbeing for Key Populations in Eastern European and Central Asian.
UNODC has partnered with Indonesia to assist the country in their move from the practice of imprisoning drug users to instead rehabilitating them in an effort to decrease prison populations and address drug use as a public health topic.
AFEW highlights their work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia which connects private groups and NGOs with public health care programs in order to treat people suffering from diseases through communication and collaboration that prioritises local communities and their care.
The Centre of Criminology of the University of Hong Kong invites you to apply for the fully funded 4th Human Rights and Drug Policy Workshop in East and Southeast Asia 2018 that interrelates human rights, public health, and drug policy.
Duterte declares families will not receive any justice for the deaths of family members killed in the war on drugs, he also reiterated that police or military personnel will not go to jail for their violent actions.
The International Indigenous Peoples Movement on Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) releases statement condemning the extra-judicial killings in Bangladesh and calls for the Government to uphold human rights.
Amidst the Philippine's war on drugs, President Duterte has promoted police officers involved in extrajudicial killings and torture practices, an action Human Rights Watch deems "a cruel affront to the families of victims."