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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Every year, today we commemorate a friend, partner or family member who had passed away as a result of overdose to raise awareness that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
The whole point of criminalizing drug use is to stigmatize drug users. Consider why particular acts are seen as crimes in the first place.
In this report, the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) offers recommendations based on evidence and examples of good practice to inform a shift in policy responses to drug use in Asia away from criminalization and punishment, and towards public health and harm reduction. It describes effective approaches to the decriminalization of drug use. It also discusses approaches implemented in Asia that have proven ineffective, such as the detention of people who use drugs in compulsory centres as a form of ‘rehabilitation’.