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.
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government needs to revoke policies and rhetoric that lead to killings and other human rights violations, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Monday.
In her opening statement at the 45th session of the…
Together, the three case studies underscore the importance of applying tailored methods to better reach and meet the needs of women who use drugs and of supporting women themselves to participate meaningfully in the programme design, implementation, and evaluation.
CIVICUS, Aidsfonds and Frontline AIDS discuss restrictions imposed on key populations and civil society in responding to the HIV epidemic, with case studies from Indonesia, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
HRI provides tools to assess national harm reduction investment and spending on drug law enforcement in seven Asian countries and insights on the state of harm reduction financing by donors and governments, civil society and community representatives.
The World Organisation Against Torture reports that some children have been deliberately shot at and targeted as proxies, adding to growing calls for an independent investigation by the UN Human Rights Council.
A report by the OHCHR confirmed findings and concerns of widespread and systematic killings and arbitrary detention in the context of the war on drugs, killings and abuses targeting farmers and indigenous peoples, the silencing of independent media, critics and the opposition.