Historically, drug laws and their enforcement have resulted in multiple forms of human rights abuses. It is becoming increasingly clear that the human rights obligations to which countries have signed up must be applied in the area of drug policy, and the principles of health and human rights fully integrated into the international drug control system.
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime will launch its "Assassination Witness" campaign and its book "Faces of Assassination - Bearing Witness to the Victims of Organized Crime", the latest step in their work to document the impact of criminal assassinations.
The main causal factor for homelessness and drug use is the same: Policies that constrain people's ability to meet their daily needs, secure steady employment, afford rent and be part of a stable community.
The criminalisation of sex work and drug use disproportionately affects sex workers in the LGBTQ+ community by increasing the incidence of assaults and fatal overdoses and exposing them to unsafe prison conditions in these times of COVID-19.
Monash University, ADPAN and HRI demonstrate how the current Malaysian death penalty framework do not meet fair trial standards and outline significant socio-economic, nationality and language barriers.