This collection of essays puts into sharp relief that state-sanctioned and extrajudicial killings in the name of drug control have less to do with preserving cultural values and more to do with preserving political power.
The launch of the report brought together over 60 representatives from civil society, community networks and public authorities, prompting a discussion on the need to end rights-violating practices against people who use drugs.
The Truth Commission describe their experiences and processes in 23 countries around the world in order to understand the reason for the internal armed conflict and its persistence and to recognise the impact on its victims.
WOLA shines a light on the harms of the US' 'war on drug' efforts in Latin America and domestically, calling instead for a transition toward regulation that protects human rights and promotes health, gender and racial equality, security and environmental sustainability.
Join the African Network of People who Use Drugs (AfricaNPUD), with speakers from UNAIDS and from the community, for the launch of a landmark report documenting this situation which can inform future drug laws and policies and enhance human rights advocacy among people who use drugs in Africa.
Weaponising stigmatising language around drugs has long been and continues to be employed by autocratically-minded politicians across the globe, with violent and destructive effects on lives, health and human rights.