Questions for Mr. Costa

Questions for Antonio Maria Costa from attendees at IHRA's 19th International Conference in Barcelona, May 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

During IHRA's 19th international conference this month the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) recorded a film which poses a series of questions to Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the UNODC, from a range of user representatives, harm reduction experts and drug policy advocates.

HCLU was very glad that after filming Mr. Antonio-Maria Costa being embarrassed by Dr. Frederick Polak, a Dutch psychiatrist at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, he accepted the invitation of the IHRA to address the international harm reduction conference. They prepared a welcome package to Mr. Costa: offered people the possibility to pose a question to him. As Mr. Paul Hunt said in his speech on Sunday, the UN drug control system seems to operate in a parallel universe: HCLU is committed to initiate a dialogue between these universes for the benefit of both worlds.

Hungarian Civil Liberties Union