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.
A new law is being formulated in Bangladesh that would impose the death penalty on "patrons of drug trading, drug-syndicates, and god-fathers", a policy that would continue the violent war on drugs and violate human rights immensely.
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.
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.
Duterte declares families will not receive any justice for the deaths of family members killed in the war on drugs, he also reiterated that police or military personnel will not go to jail for their violent actions.
The IDPC network outlines four key asks for member states towards ensuring that future drug policies are firmly situated within the UN priorities of protecting health and human rights, promoting development and advancing peace and security.