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.
Bouso & Sánchez-Avilés argue that indigenous epistemologies should be respected and protected within the frameworks of the right to science and the right to health, in compliance with international treaties and United Nations declarations.
Chang et al. call for an end to the criminalisation of drug use and the enactment of a new reality based on solidarity and cooperation, to protect the health and restore of the rights and dignity of people who use drugs.
This first documentary focuses on how people who use drugs in the Netherlands, Belgium and France have organised and formed collectives and unions to protect and defend the health and human rights of their community.