Five years after the approval of the first comprehensive cannabis regulation law in the world, Monitor Cannabis Uruguay and the School of Social Science of Universidad de la República are convening an academic discussion on the various aspects that arise from the implementation and results of a law of this kind.
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."
In the face of widespread violence, presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has advocated for amnesty for non-violent drug traffickers along with an increase in governmnet spending on infrastructure and creating more jobs for youth people in order to combat crime and the drug war.
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.
A new law is being formulated in Bangladesh that would impose the death penalty on "patrons of drug trading, drug-syndicates, and god-fathers", a policy that would continue the violent war on drugs and violate human rights immensely.