HRDP Lectures

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…

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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…

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Another front in a losing war: Human rights and drug policy in Africa PDF document

Speaker: Joanne Csete PhD, MPH; Deputy Director of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Programme Date & Time: Tuesday, 29 April 2014; 2:00-4:00 pm (Q&A session inclusive) Venue: University of…

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Why Human Rights Matters in Drug Policy

In the first event of the Essex Lecture Series on Human Rights and Drug Policy, Rick Lines and Damon Barrett, Co-directors of the centre, highlighted some of the topics and themes that could be…

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Deliver us from Evil? Politics of Drug Control and Human Rights

Rick Lines, co-director of the centre, and Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Insitute for Policy Studies, held the first lecture on human rights and drug policy at the University…

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Colombia: Drug War Myopia and the Human Rights Lens

Damon Barrett of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy delivered a seminar for PhD and Masters students at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, focusing on human rights and drug…

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Drugs and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Unpacking Article 33

Damon Barrett, a Project Director at the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy today gave a presentation at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, as part of a seminar…

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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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