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The European Court of Human Rights will be evaluating the legality of Russia's ban on opioid substitution therapy

The European Court of Human Rights will be evaluating the legality of Russia's ban on opioid substitution therapy (Source: Wikimedia)

A recent decision in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) could have significant implications for an upcoming challenge against Russia’s ban on opioid...
Can Peru Reform the Country's Notorious Coca-Growing Region?

The VRAEM is one of Peru's key areas for coca cultivation. Source: Wikipedia

Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK), has proposed a new alternative development plan for the country’s main coca-growing region in the hope of...
Belarus Drug Offenders Forced to Wear Badges in “Intolerable Imprisonment Conditions”

Alexander Lukashenko, 'Europe's last dictator', is spearheading Belarus' harsh drug laws. Source: Wikimedia

Prisoners convicted of drug offences in Belarus are being forced to wear identifying badges and endure harsh conditions as part of the government’s increasingly...
Over 250 Legal Professionals Demand Drug Law Reform in Argentina

Argentina's Supreme Court has twice ruled that criminalising people who use drugs is unconstitutional. Source: Revista THC

Judges, prosecutors and public defenders from across Argentina have joined together to demand the government reform its drug laws by decriminalising drug possession for...
Living With An Opioid User: A Guide To Keeping Safe

To keep someone who uses opioids safe, it's important to be understanding, show compassion and carry naloxone.

Image: North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition

I am an opioid user who is currently not using. Hold the applause; this isn’t about my “triumph” or whatever you want to call it. The time came for me...

Viktor Ivanov, former head of the FSKN, had been a close ally of President Putin.

Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN), the body charged since 2003 with implementing the country’s drug policy, officially closed on June 1, 2016,...
The legalisation of cannabis will be voted on in five US states in November

The legalisation of cannabis will be voted on in five US states in November (Source: Drug Policy Alliance)

Alongside the election of a new president in November, millions of Americans will have the opportunity to scale back a significant tenet of the war on drugs: cannabis...
Charges Dismissed Against Russian Harm Reduction NGO Andrey Rylkov

Andrey Rylkov Foundation has faced continual pressure from the Russian government. 

According to the RAPSI reporter in the courtroom, the Khoroshevskiy District Court of Moscow has dismissed the charges against Andrey Rylkov Foundation (ARF) for its...
The world's biggest drug consumption room, in Copenhagen

Rooms at Copenhagen's H17, the world's biggest drug consumption room (Source: Nanna W. Gotfredsen)

The world’s largest drug consumption room (DCR) has opened in Copenhagen, offering a safe and supervised environment for people to use illicit drugs. The 1000...

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