Levenson et al. note how the overdose crisis in the United States is inextricably linked to wider systems of criminalisation and incarceration, calling for the abolition of policing and prisons in order to uproot structural causes of harm.
OHCHR present their report to the Human Rights Council on the impact of the world drug problem on human rights, urging policymakers to shift towards a health and human-rights centred approach to drug policy.
Instead of doubling down on counterproductive prohibitionist policies, governments should invest in evidence-based health alternatives, supportive services, and better approaches to regulation such as safer supply.
IDPC joins 200+ organisations in signing an open letter calling on high-level forums on womens rights to be inclusive of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women, who are often criminalised for drug-related offences.
The Civic Futures Initiative explore (among other 'wars') the impact that Duterte’s oppressive and securitised 'war on drugs' in the Philippines had on the civic space of those who advocate against the drug policy and document abuses under it.