US President Nixon launched the "war on drugs" in the 1970s. Today, incarceration, social marginalisation and drug-related deaths have led North America to rethink this strategy. However, although positive developments are happening locally in the fields of harm reduction, alternatives to incarceration, new drug law enforcement approaches and cannabis regulation, the US and Canadian federal governments remain resistant to drug policy reform.
AIDS 2022 will call on the world to come together to re-engage and follow the science. It will define future research agendas, shift latest evidence to action, and chart a new consensus on overcoming the HIV epidemic as a threat to public health and individual well-being.
After 35 years of discrimination between crack cocaine and powder, the EQUAL act, a bill to permanently end the sentencing disparities between crack cocaine and powder, will now head to the Senate where criminal justice advocates believe it has a chance of passing.
On June 17, 2021, the HIV Legal Network held its 9th Symposium on HIV, Law, and Human Rights. This biannual symposium serves as one of Canada’s seminal events regarding HIV and human rights and offers an opportunity for education and networking among advocates, frontline…
The Center for Court Innovation argues that the most effective way for drug courts to evolve is by integrating the practices and principles of harm reduction, which aims to reduce the harms related to drug use, racialised drug law enforcement, and social health disparities.
The memories of our loved ones, as well as the grief from their untimely departures, strengthens our commitment to rid the world from the violence and neglect that forces harm against people who use drugs.