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Drug Detention Centers Offer Torture, Not Treatment | Human Rights Watch

Drug Detention Centers Offer Torture, Not Treatment | Human Rights Watch | HumanRight | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of people identified as drug users in China and across Southeast Asia are held without due process in centers where they may be subjected to torture, and physical and sexual violence in the name of “treatment,” Human Rights...
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Czech Republic Exemplifies Smart and Humane Drug Policy | Open Society Foundations

Czech Republic Exemplifies Smart and Humane Drug Policy | Open Society Foundations | HumanRight | Scoop.it

In light of these results and after a number of years of further consideration of scientific evidence, the Czech Republic removed criminal sanctions from individual possession and use. Measures were also taken to reflect the government’s view that cannabis is less harmful than other drugs and should be recognized as such in the law. As a result, people convicted of minor drug offenses as misdemeanors have good access to health and social services they may need and do not have to deal with the social exclusion that comes from having a criminal record. The police are also able to keep their focus on larger-scale trafficking and violent crimes.


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