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.
On 21st July, we honour and remember those who have perished in wholly avoidable deaths, and stand in solidarity with affected communities worldwide in demanding policies and attitudes that empower people who use drugs.
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.