A public appeal to the Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammed

Rajiv wrote this letter by directly addressing it to the Malaysian Prime Minister in the hope that Zaireen could still be saved from becoming victim of such level of disproportionate sentencing due to the unjust and unscientific drug law of Malaysia.

International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy

The Guidelines highlight the measures States should undertake or refrain from undertaking in order to comply with their human rights obligations, while taking into account their concurrent obligations under the international drug control conventions.

UN System Common Position commits for DECRIMINALIZATION right before #CND2019

The UN System Common Position was issued right before #CND2019. It is a joint commitment of UN to DECRIMINALIZE drug use and its possession for personal use.

“We lost our friend and the world a human rights activist” – Messages of Condolence: ANPUD pays tribute to Senior Activist Mr. Dean Lewis

On the news of our friend and senior activist Mr. Dean’s untimely demise, this is with great sorrow that the whole ANPUD family, including the Executive Board members and the secretariat staff of ANPUD, on behalf of the Asian drug using communities, mourns for such a great loss.

ANPUD Short Films Competition Results Announced

The ANPUD Short Films Competition 2018 is the 10th Anniversary celebration of ANPUD that aims to advocate for and humanize the issues of people who use and inject drugs in the Asian region through collaborations with innovative filmmakers.

Another decade of brutality and futility in Asia’s war on drugs

On 20 February 2019, A report released today by the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) has exposed Asia’s war on drugs as a devastating failure.

What is Human Rights & who are these rights for?

Bikas represented ANPUD and delivered the statement at the OHCHR’s (UN Human Rights) Consultation on Human Rights in the HIV Response “Promoting human rights in HIV response: Regional and subregional strategies and best practices”.

“Our stories have a lot more to offer than how we have been painted for decades”: ANPUD releases 11 short films that can change your perspective

ANPUD has released 11 short films that are developed around issues of people who use drugs, particularly in the countries in South and Southeast Asian regions. The short films were part of “ANPUD Short Films Competition 2018” that was launched in July 2018 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of ANPUD.

Human Rights Day 2018 – “They forced me to lick my urine”: Private rehab center raided and everyone rescued

Today, the 10th of December is observed as Human Rights Day and the year 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. On this occasion, ANPUD expresses its grave concern about the fact that the human rights situation for people who use drugs has been deteriorating every day.

Thailand amends drug law to reduce penalties and ensure more proportionate sentencing

On November 24, 2016, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approved the adoption of new amendments to Thailand’s Narcotics Act.