Millions of children and adults around the world, afflicted with terminal or life-threatening illnesses, suffer from severe physical pain, screaming out and begging for help. There is an effective treatment available that is easy and cheap to produce. And yet, for various reasons, including…
Millions of children and adults in low and middle income countries, inflicted with terminal or life threatening illnesses and suffering from severe physical pain, are unable to access morphine, an effective treatment that is easy and inexpensive to produce.
The OHCHR has issued a letter asking to receive relevant information covering developments since 19 December 2019 on the question of the moratorium on the use of the death penalty, to be submitted no later than 1 May 2018.
Despite the unequivocal link between the drug policy debates and human rights, the negotiations in Geneva held over several weeks were not easy, demonstrated by the oral amendments to the text that were made even in the last hour.
The annual letter points out that harmful political choices, including rapid donor transitions, criminalization and unscientific public health programmes have left many countries and regions with no end to AIDS in sight.
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on 31 August each year. It aims to raise awareness around overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death, while also providing the opportunity to lobby politicians about overdose and demand better community responses.