Items tagged with compulsary detention

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Human Rights and drug policy [01.01.2020] The Transnational Institute (TNI) has always believed in the need to find global answers to global problems, been a strong defender of multilateralis...
Remarks Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights [19.04.2016] "When drugs are decriminalised and health care, including harm reduction, is available, which is the case in a number of Member States, drug dependen...
Plan to send Russian drug addicts to labor camps slammed by experts [14.04.2015] Russia's Federal Drug Control Service's proposal to revive Soviet-era work camps in order to treat drug addicts was met with skepticism by leading he...
Crack cocaine users: New data from Brazil [15.10.2013] Last September, the Brazilian Ministries of Health and Justice presented data of two key surveys – “ Estimated number of crack and similar drug users...
Human rights and drug control: an irreconcilable contradiction? [15.10.2013] This week both the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna and the UN General Assembly 3rd Committee in New York discuss new drug control res...
Cracolândia: the crack capital of Brazil where addicts are forced to seek help [08.05.2013] With Brazil gripped by a crack epidemic, the authorities have launched a series of controversial initiatives. Since the start of last year, São Paulo...
Drugs in Brazil: Cracking up [05.04.2013] São Paulo’s Cracolândia was Brazil ’s first and is still its biggest. It is home to 2,000 addicts. But most Brazilian cities now have similar distric...
UN concerned by arbitrary arrests in Brazil [27.03.2013] The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention voiced concern about the rising number of arbitrary arrests in Brazil, which has one of the h...
Is the INCB dangerous to your health? [04.03.2013] In what has become a chilling annual exercise, the UN's drug watchdog the International Narcotics Control Board released its annual report today. The...
Forced treatment for Brazil crack addicts [25.02.2013] The city of Rio de Janeiro has begun a program of involuntary hospitalization for crack users, one month after Brazil’s biggest city São Paulo began ...
Brazil debates treatment options in crack epidemic [30.12.2012] With a boom in crack use ov er the past decade, Brazilian authorities are struggling to stop the drug's spread, sparking a debate over the legality a...
Ex-president slams Brazil's tough anti-drug bill [25.12.2012] A bill calling for tougher sentences for drug possession and mandatory internment of addicts in Brazil has drawn fire from ex-president Fernando Henr...
Amidst deep concern for Thailand's drug policies, some space for open debate [27.09.2012] On 17th September, 2012, IDPC together with the Transnational Institute (TNI) held a high-level seminar in Bangkok co-hosted with the Thai Ministry o...
Partners in Crime [20.06.2012] Millions of dollars in international aid for drug enforcement is spent in countries with extremely poor human rights records and with little or no ac...
Commanding general confidence? [11.03.2012] This note provides an overview of human rights and international law concerns raised by the 2011 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control...
Human Rights and Drug Policy [30.11.2010] In many countries around the world, drug control efforts result in serious human rights abuses: torture and ill treatment by police, mass incarcerati...

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