Items tagged with harm reduction

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Harm reduction as part of the solution [23.01.2009] It is still not clear what the drug policy of President Obama will be. He has not appointed his drug czar. Many high-ranking Bush Administration offi ...
Lifting the Ban on Harm Reduction [21.01.2009] The Obama White House announced today that the new President supports lifting the federal ban on needle exchange, which could dramatically reduce rat ...
The Battle for Harm Reduction [21.01.2009] The issue of harm reduction continues to be controversial during the negotiations in Vienna for the Political Declaration that has to be adopted in M ...
UN Human Rights Experts Contribute to UNGASS Review [20.01.2009] December 2008 The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment – Professor Manfred Nowa ...
International Support for Harm Reduction [20.01.2009] A useful overview of UN endorsement of harm reduction measures; the legality of harm reduction services under the Drug Conventions; the obligation in ...
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development [14.01.2009] The Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment submits his third report to the Human Rights Council. ...
Withdrawal Symptoms in the Golden Triangle [09.01.2009] Drug control agencies have called the significant decline in opium production in Southeast Asia over the past decade a 'success story'. The latest re ...
Towards a harm reduction approach to enforcement [01.01.2009] Harm-reduction as a policy goal implies targeting directly drug-related harms rather than drug use itself. So far it has been largely a public health ...
Voters agree heroin scheme, but throw out dope [30.11.2008] The Swiss look set to approve the government's drugs policy, including the prescription of heroin to addicts, but will reject a plan to decriminalise ...
Opportunities to learn and barriers to change [17.11.2008] In 2004, a team comprised of researchers and service providers launched the Safer Crack Use, Outreach, Research and Education (SCORE) project in the ...
UNGASS review reaches critical stage [03.11.2008] Transnational Institute, November 2008 The review of the objectives and action plans agreed at the 1998 UNGASS on Drugs has reached a critical stage. ...
Distributing safer crack use kits in Canada [01.09.2008] A number of public health departments and community organizations in Canada distribute safer crack use kits to people who use crack cocaine. The kits ...
Beyond 2008: Final Declaration and Resolutions [23.07.2008] The Beyond 2008 NGO Forum was held in Vienna, Austria from July 7-9, 2008. It was the final step in the global consultation of NGOs involved in respon ...
Beyond 2008 video [23.07.2008] Wednesday, 23 July 2008 From 7-9 July, 2008, 300 delegates met in Vienna for the Beyond 2008 NGO Forum meant to provide civil society input for the 1 ...
Beyond 2008 – a truly remarkable event [12.07.2008] Earlier this week, 7-9 July, 300 delegates met in Vienna for the Beyond 2008 NGO Forum meant to provide civil society input for the 10-year UNGASS re ...
Humane drug policies [13.06.2008] Chinese soldiers escort drug dealers to a public sentence on International Day against Drugs in 2005. Six of them were executed. At the UN High Level ...
High Level Meeting on AIDS [11.06.2008] Wednesday 11 June 2008 The 2008 High Level Meeting on AIDS opened on June 10 at the United Nations headquarters in New York under the theme 'Uniting ...
The current state of drug policy debate [09.06.2008] Martin Jelsma, from the Transnational Institute, prepared an analysis for the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy, explaining the drug p ...
Cannabis debate in Australia [04.06.2008] In Australia a vicious debate on cannabis policy started when Alex Wodak, the head of the Sydney drug and alcohol clinic at St Vincent's Hospital, su ...
INCB out of step with the United Nations [03.06.2008] The United Nations should overhaul the operations of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the quasi judicial body that monitors states’ ...
Costa in Amsterdam [02.06.2008] The head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Antonio Costa, recently visited Amsterdam on 24 April. Accompanied by some officials of the Net ...
Lessons learned from the SCORE project [31.05.2008] The aim of this report is to provide key findings related to the SCORE project. It is our hope that the insights that we have gained may be of benefi ...
Safe injection site still not safe [30.05.2008] Ignoring all the scientific evidence, Canada Health Minister Tony Clement will move to close Canada's only sanctioned safe-injection site, announcing ...
Canada drug law contributes to the harm it seeks to prevent [28.05.2008] In a surprise ruling yesterday, the British Colombia Supreme Court supported Vancouver's experimental supervised injection clinic Insite - North Amer ...
Questions for Mr. Costa [22.05.2008] During IHRA's 19th international conference this month the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) recorded a film which poses a series of questions t ...
Harm Reduction 2008 [12.05.2008] Monday, 12 May 2008 The International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harms is taking place in Barcelona, May 11-15. UN Special Rapporteu ...
Human Rights, Health and Harm Reduction [11.05.2008] ‘Human Rights, Health and Harm Reduction: States’ Amnesia and Parallel Universes’ is the transcript of a keynote speech delivered by Professor Paul H ...
Latin America needs a new drug policy approach [02.05.2008] Friday, 2 May 2008 TNI’s Martin Jelsma participated in the inaugural meeting in Rio de Janeiro of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democrac ...
The current state of drug policy debate [30.04.2008] Martin Jelsma, from the Transnational Institute, prepared an analysis for the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy, explaining the drug p ...
Police, Harm Reduction, and HIV [01.04.2008] Injecting drug users (IDUs) account for the largest share of HIV infections in China, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, and much of Southeast Asia. Harm ...
Decriminalization of cannabis [28.03.2008] An interesting essay discussing the case for decriminalization of cannabis use appeared in the March 2008 issue of Current Opinion in Psychiatry. The ...
Commenting Mr. Costa's opening remarks [21.03.2008] The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) made some interesting video news items on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. In this one leading civils soc ...
Statements at 2008 CND [17.03.2008] Several government and UN officials as well as civil society organisations made interesting statements at the 51st session of the Commission on Narco ...
The INCB on Harm Reduction [07.03.2008] As in years past, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) highlights the problem of HIV epidemics fuelled by injection drug use in its 2007 ...
Closed to Reason [21.02.2008] A report published in March 2007 by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Open Society Institute Public Health Program, strongly criticises the ...
Unique in International Relations? [21.02.2008] In a new report released in February 2008 by the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA), the INCB comes in for some heavy criticism for bein ...
Flexibility of treaty provisions [20.02.2008] In a confidential and authoritative memorandum to the INCB, UNODC legal experts argue that most harm reduction measures are in fact acceptable under ...
Open letter to CND [20.02.2008] We respectfully urge you to support syringe exchange, opiate substitution treatment and other harm reduction approaches demonstrated to reduce HIV ri ...
Washington Post Editorial on UN and harm reduction [20.02.2008] The Bush administration is quietly extending a policy that undermines the global battle against AIDS. The State Department's new leadership needs to e ...
Resources [01.02.2008] Other resources on the United Nations and Harm Reduction
Cocaine paste and cannabis in the field of mental health in Chile [26.02.2007] Clinical observations and scientific evidence - The use of some drugs in Chile remains silenced in official discourses, making it important to clinic ...
Beyond Punitive Prohibition [01.03.2006] The primary objective of this paper is to evaluate whether the drug conventions permit states to experiment with alternatives to the punitive prohibi ...
Legislating for Health and Human Rights [01.01.2006] The widespread legal, social and political ramifications of the HIV/AIDS epidemic make it necessary to review and reform a broad range of laws. Some ...
The UN and Harm Reduction - Revisited [01.04.2005] The US pressure on the UNODC to withdraw support from needle exchange and other harm reduction approaches backfired at the 48th session of the CND in ...
The United Nations and Harm Reduction [10.03.2005] In March 2005 the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will meet in Vienna. The confrontation between zero-tolerance ideologists and harm reduction ...
Displacement of Canada’s largest public illicit drug market in response to a police crackdown [10.05.2004] Law enforcement is often used in an effort to reduce the social, community and health-related harms of illicit drug use by injection drug users (IDUs ...
Measures to reduce harm [01.03.2004] The conventions do not contain, refer to or define “harm reduction”. The three conventions refer to measures against drug abuse. Article 38 of the 19 ...
European report on drug consumption rooms [01.02.2004] Drug consumption rooms have been established in several countries, where confirmed drug users are allowed to consume their drugs in hygienic conditio ...
HIV/AIDS and Drugs Misuse in Russia [01.09.2003] This report breaks new ground in the HIV/AIDS prevention literature by reviewing harm reduction initiatives and programmes in the context of Russian ...
Evaluation of the work of drug consumption rooms in the Federal Republic of Germany [01.07.2003] Besides the classic approaches (drug counselling centres, therapy for substance abuse) there exist reform and pilot projects to develop alternative w ...

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