MEET THE APPLICANTS: Kurmanayevskiy et al v The Russian Federation

People who use drugs in Russia face a range of social, legal and economic barriers to access health services, particularly in the treatment of their drug dependence.  Despite the overwhelming body of scientific evidence, the Russian Federation has …

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Abolishing the Death Penalty for Drug Offenses: New Tools for the Debate

Lecturer: Dr Rick Lines, HRDP Chair, Executive Director, Harm Reduction International In this presentation given at the Asian Regional Congress Against the Death Penalty, Rick Lines reviews key arguments against the death penalty for drug …

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Human Rights in the Shadow of the "War on Drugs" University of Iceland, February 2015

HRDP Co-Director, Damon Barrett, delivers an open lecture at the University of Iceland on the key features of a human rights based approach to drugs.

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The 'Fifth Stage' of Drug Control: International Law, Dynamic Interpretation and Human Rights

In this lecture at a conference at Edinburgh Law School, Dr Rick Lines gives an overview of his work on interpretive approaches to international drug control law. More background on the lecture in Edinburgh is also available …

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Examining drug control through a human rights lens: The case of compulsory drug detention

The human rights impact of drug laws and policies is a new and emerging issue among human rights scholars and advocates. Using the issue of the compulsory detention of people who use drugs as a case study, this lecture will explore how methods for …

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Call for Submissions - Journal of International Law and Drug Policy, Volume 3

The International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy is currently seeking submissions for the third edition of its flagship publication, the Journal of International Law and Drug Policy . The Journal is the first and only international peer …

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