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.

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.

“The REAL Problem in Disguise”: Drug Dependence Treatment Models

CND thematic Intersessional September 2018 in preparation for the ministerial segment of the 62nd session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND) – Intervention from ANPUD on demand reduction and related measures -“The Real Problem in Disguise”. The statement is a mix of lived experiences that are substantiated by scientific study results.

Is Decriminalisation Enough? Drug User Community Voices from Portugal

This document demonstrates the outcomes, both the positives and the shortcomings, of Portugal’s model of decriminalisation. Importantly, it establishes that Portugal’s decriminalisation of people who use drugs is not – as is claimed – a full decriminalisation.

Thinking Ahead of the Curve: ANPUD Advocacy Briefing Papers

The 10 Advocacy Briefing Papers are the publications of the Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD). The papers were launched during the International AIDS Conference 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. These papers cover a wide range of issues/topics pertaining to people who use drugs in the Asian region –  that are emerging or in some cases not yet part of any discourse. Therefore, we have named the bundle of publications as – “Thinking Ahead of the Curve”. Through it, we are inviting our members and stakeholders to support and focus advocacy efforts towards the issues identified in the advocacy briefing papers.