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UNAIDS Report: Discrimination of People Who Inject Drugs

UNAIDS Report: Discrimination of People Who Inject Drugs | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it

People who inject drugs continue to face punitive legal
environments, a variety of human rights abuses and
have poor access to services; these and other factors
combine to exacerbate their risks of acquiring HIV.

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See chapter 5 page 170 of the UNAIDS Report "The Gap" on People Who Inject Drugs

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ARTICLE: Race, Drugs, and Law Enforcement in Journal of Criminology & Public Policy

A response and critique of Race, Place, and Drug Enforcement Reconsidering the Impact of Citizen Complaints and Crime Rates on Drug Arrests by Engel et al (2012)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-9133.2012.00841.x/pdf
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PODCAST 60mins Ending Prohibition With a Hangover by Julian Buchanan

PODCAST 60mins Ending Prohibition With a Hangover by Julian Buchanan | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it

This socially constructed bifurcation of substances established a Drugs Apartheid that outlawed particular drugs so what we have is a 'War between Drugs' that ultimately became a war on people who used substances that didn't have government approval.

Black and Minority Ethnic groups and the discarded working class have been major casualties in this war. Radical drug law reform rooted in scientific evidence and human rights is needed to end the oppressive and unjust drug laws that have caused more harm than good.

 

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While there is some understandable excitement and celebration at seeing prohibition begin to crumble - these are critical, if not dangerous times of change. Using international examples this lecture will outline the need for change, critically evaluate the risks of particular drug policy changes and explore principles to underpin drug law reform.

 

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