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East and South East Asia

29 December 2023
Japan to legalize cannabis-based medicines

Japan to legalize cannabis-based medicines

Japan moves one step forward and two steps back with efforts to legalise cannabis-based medicines while tightening policies on recreational use of cannabis.
15 August 2023
Human rights groups urge Singapore to ditch the death penalty

Human rights groups urge Singapore to ditch the death penalty

Following the the first known execution of a woman in two decades in Singapore and a string of recent executions for drug-related offences, Helen Clark, former New Zealand Prime Minister condemns the use of the death penalty in all cases and under any circumstances.