New book chapter by Rick Lines and Julie Hannah: Drug Control and Human Rights: Parallel Universes, Universal Parallels

Research Handbook on International Drug Policy edited by David R Bewley-Taylor and Khalid Tinasti This pioneering Research Handbook brings together contributions from a variety of researchers and practitioners to provide a global overview of the …

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What does it mean to adopt a human rights approach to drug policy?

What does it mean to adopt a human rights approach to drug policy?  The 25th anniversary of  Health and Human Rights  comes at an interesting time in international drug policy. Not long ago, references to human rights could be, and were, …

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

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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