Drug Policy Reform

Prohibition-based policies have led to a rise in drug-related violence, prison overcrowding, and an increase in HIV epidemics. The Open Society Foundations support organizations that put forward alternatives.

Open Society Voices

At the UN, New Voices Call for an End to the Drug War

April 18, 2014 by Karolina Walecik

More governments around the world are pushing for drug policies that respect human rights, promote public health, and reduce crime.

How to Stop Overdose Deaths in New York

April 10, 2014 by Roxanne Saucier 1

New York has announced big news in the battle against drug overdose deaths. But is it enough?

In Latin America, Drug Policy Is a Human Rights Issue

March 25, 2014 by Heloisa Griggs, Angelica Zamora

For the first time ever, a key human rights body in the Americas has begun studying the impact of drug policies on human rights.