The international drug conventions were created to ensure the “health and welfare of mankind”, yet drug policies around the world continue to focus on criminal justice and repression rather than on health responses. Governments across the world should provide harm reduction and treatment interventions to reduce the harms associated with drug use, and ensure adequate access to essential medicines.
The Centre of Criminology of the University of Hong Kong invites you to apply for the fully funded 4th Human Rights and Drug Policy Workshop in East and Southeast Asia 2018 that interrelates human rights, public health, and drug policy.
After a trial run at an Australian music festival was found to be successful, Australian government officials are be called upon to implement a federal program on pill testing in order to provide better harm reduction services.
On June 25th, Open Society Foundations will be hosting an event to show support for the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking through an artistic platform that illuminates the effects of drug policies on communities all across the world.