The Effects of Drug User Registration Laws on People’s Rights and Health
In the former Soviet Union, drug user registration laws restrict the civil rights of people accused of using drugs and impede their access to drug treatment. These laws also leave drug users vulnerable to extortion and abuse by police. This report features the findings of three groundbreaking studies conducted in Russia, Georgia, and Ukraine on the impact of registration laws on civil rights and public health.
In Their Own Words
Farmers in Myanmar Call for Justice
A new report, produced by opium farmers themselves, highlights the urgent need to reform an antidrug policy regime that all too often leaves families vulnerable to coercion, corruption, and brutal exploitation.
Public Health First
Incarceration Should Not Be a Death Sentence
Despite earlier promises to fight the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of nonviolent offenders in jails and prisons, governments worldwide are dragging their feet and prioritizing the drug war ahead of public health.
How Authoritarianism Fuels the War on Drugs
While the world’s attention has shifted to the COVID-19 pandemic, the harms and injustices of the “war on drugs” are not only continuing; they’re being intensified. What can civil society reformers do in response?