A new book by HRDP2 co-founder Damon Barrett: Child Rights and Drug Control in International Law

Responding to the harms caused by drugs is one of the most challenging social policy issues of our time. In  Child Rights and Drug Control on International Law , Damon Barrett explores the meaning of the child’s right to protection from drugs …

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A new journal article by Rick Lines, Giada Girelli and Naomi Burke-Shyne - Gaol Fever: What COVID-19 tells us about the War on Drugs

Gaol Fever: What COVID-19 tells us about the War on Drugs. April 2020 This article draws comparisons between the dangers of gaol fever in the eighteenth century and the present day challenge of Covid 19. Many countries are releasing prisoners early …

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New book by HRDP Chair, Rick Lines: Drug Control & Human Rights in International Law

Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law (2017) by Rick Lines . Published by Cambridge University Press. This book explores the emerging area of the human rights impacts of drug control. Beginning with a legal historical review of the …

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Special Section on Drug Control and Human Rights - Guest Editors Julie Hannah and Rick Lines

This special section of Health and Human Rights Journal (June 2017) examines some of the many ways in which international and domestic drug control laws engage human rights and create an environment of enhanced human rights risk. In this edition, …

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Why Human Rights Matter in Drug Policy - an Introductory Video by Julie Hannah

From  cultivation to consumption,  drug control policies too often lead to an increase in human rights violations.   In this 6 minute video, Julie Hannah, Co-Director of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy,  provides an …

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Book Launch: The War on Drugs and the Global Colour Line Edited by Kojo Koram

An international collection of essays revealing the racism inherent in the War on Drugs.   The War on Drugs has led to millions of people dead, displaced and incarcerated. Disproportionately enforced on oppressed races, international drug …

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