The Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD) and the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) have released an open letter to Mr. Reed Hastings, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Netflix. In the letter, the two human rights organizations demand that Netflix immediately cancel plans to stream the Philippines drug war series “AMO” that actively promotes murder, extrajudicial killings, violence, and the war on drugs in the Philippines.
The world is far more progressive or regressive than the CND deliberations – but it is not what member states are allowed to see, hear and speak. It reminded us of the Gandhi’s three monkeys – See no evil, Hear no evil and Speak no evil. It is time to put people who use drugs, evidence and human rights at the center.
On March 16, 2018, an Informal NGO Dialogue with the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) was held during the 61st session on the Commission of Narcotics Drugs (CND). INCB President Dr. Viroj Sumyai, in his response to a question posed by the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) pointed out reasons to promote access to Naloxone.
People who use drugs community have been significantly contributing towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets despite the hostile context fueled by the criminalizing drug laws and policies. The statement is the truth that everyone needs to know about the diverse roles people who use drugs play in making our society better.
The purpose of this call for consultants is to develop a roster of consultants (experts) for the year 2018. It will primarily benefit ANPUD by reducing the time and level of effort that is required while hiring a consultant. With the launch of ANPUD’s new strategic plan 2018-2022, it is essentially important for ANPUD to become efficient and deliver its action plans on time.
As Philippine Government sponsored mass killings top 13,000, a global coalition of NGOs and advocates say International Criminal Court (ICC) intervention is urgent following the Philippine governments denials and threats to withdraw from the ICC.
ANPUD led a global petition demanding Apple Incorporation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Tim Cook to urgently perform a formal review and remove all the apps made available by Apple immediately and issue an apology for hosting insensitive content. The petition was a successful advocacy effort in that the letter was able to generate huge media attention and some of the games were removed from the App Store. The case study is intended to document the story of victory and disseminate the detailed set of actions performed in the process.
In the letter, 131 organizations including human rights and drug policy reform groups have demanded Apple to immediately remove apps (games) that are promoting murder, extrajudicial killings, violence, and the war on drugs in the Philippines.
The 2017 report comes at a time when the international community has acted decisively to achieve consensus on a way forward for joint action.
Over 300 people from church, politic, culture, drugs Help- and human rights structures from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovenia, Canada, Australia, South Africa , El Salvador, Argentina, Mexico, Hong Kong and the USA have appealed to the Pope in Rome.