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Thailand reforms drug laws to reduce impacts of criminal justice system

During a period when the supply of drugs in Southeast Asia, especially synthetic drugs produced in Myanmar and distributed through neighbouring countries, has reached record levels, it may be surprising that…

Law enforcement trained on shifting roles as Ghana's drug policy pivots toward health and rights

Co-authored by Doris Bangfu, Legal practicioner, Ghana On the 14th and 15th September 2021, the POS Foundation and the West Africa Drug Policy Network (WADPN) Ghana Chapter organised a two-day workshop…

Beyond drugs and drug policy: Towards transformative Indigenous liberation

Reflections on a webinar on drug policies and Indigenous rights By Dania Putri For decades, drug policy has been a vehicle of oppression violating Indigenous rights. From forced crop eradication…

LGBTQI people who use drugs during COVID-19 in Thailand: Health, equality, and intersectionality

As Thailand battles another wave of COVID-19 infections, government authorities and businesses must prioritize the health of people, without neglecting marginalized groups who are systematically targeted by law enforcement, criminalised,…

Silence costs lives: The World Drug Report 2021 and the importance of political courage

“Drugs cost lives” – so begins the preface of the World Drug Report 2021, the flagship annual publication from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) which is…