Items tagged with human rights

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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...
International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy [01.01.2020] Established in 2009, the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy is dedicated to developing and promoting innovative and high quality le...
Duterte to Int'l Criminal Court: Drug war continues, case or no case [12.02.2018] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to appear unfazed by the International Criminal Court’s preliminary examination into his drug war, saying...
Philippines says Hague Tribunal will investigate Duterte over drug war [08.02.2018] The International Criminal Court is opening a preliminary investigation into accusations that President Rodrigo Duterte and other Philippine official...
Philippine police return to war on drugs, cannot promise no bloodshed [29.01.2018] Police in the Philippines resumed President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, making visits to the homes of users and dealers to convince them to surre...
The War on Drugs in Southeast Asia [29.01.2018] While the world’s attention has been focused on the carnage of the Philippine Drug War, which has resulted in an estimated 13,000 deaths from anti-na...
Iran's easing of drug laws could halt execution of 5,000 prisoners [10.01.2018] The lives of more than 5,000 prisoners on death row in Iran could be spared as a change in the law abolishes capital punishment for some drug-traffic...
The end of cannabis tolerance in Spain [02.01.2018] After decades of relative tolerance towards Cannabis in Spain, the Constitutional Court decides that cannabis clubs are criminal. Years of government...
Duterte's drug war in 2017: The year of deaths and denials [19.12.2017] It's been a news cycle of deaths and denials in 2017 in the Philippines. Practically every day TV footages, online posts, and newspaper photos showed...
How a secretive police squad racked up kills in Duterte's drug war [19.12.2017] Soon after President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugs, a small group of police officers from his hometown Davao arrived in the Philippine ca...
Police have killed dozens of children in Philippines war on drugs, Amnesty says [04.12.2017] Police have killed dozens of children in the “war on drugs” in the Philippines in the last 18 months, Amnesty International said. The rights group ur...
Asia’s violent anti-drug crackdowns are hurting people, not the drug trade [09.11.2017] With regional and international heads of state gathering in Manila for the 31st Asean Summit, it seems appropriate to examine whether there are more ...
Killings won't solve drug problem, ex-Thai PM Abhisit says [21.10.2017] Recounting the experience of Thailand, former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said killing addicts can never solve the drug problem, as long as...
Indonesia endorses killing drug suspects to cut costs [16.10.2017] Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN) head has an innovative approach to reducing incarceration costs: killing drug suspects so that they never...
Philippine lawyers ask Supreme Court to halt 'illegal' war on drugs [11.10.2017] Philippine lawyers filed an injunction with the Supreme Court to try to stop President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, calling it as an illega...
Is the Philippines violent drug war spreading to Indonesia? [06.10.2017] The Philippine war on drugs, led by President Rodrigo Duterte, has been eviscerated by human rights advocates due to its reliance on extrajudicial ki...
'Philippines risks ICC intervention if it snubs human rights recommendations' [02.10.2017] The Philippines risks international erosion of trust in its institutions and the intervention of the International Criminal Court if it doesn't act o...
Edging forward [30.09.2017] Diplomatic processes at the United Nations are notoriously slow and difficult, perhaps increasingly so in a modern world of multi-polar geopolitics a...
Philippines tells UN rights body: No extrajudicial killings [23.09.2017] The Philippine government has denied the existence of extrajudicial killings in the country before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), r...
Third Philippine teen killed, threatening to turn sentiment turns against President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war [06.09.2017] A 14-year-old boy whose body was found with dozens of stab wounds is the latest atrocity in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, critics ...
The Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users looks back on 20 years fighting for human rights [04.09.2017] In the late summer of 1997, a poster with a message aimed at drug users appeared on electrical poles around the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver. “Meet...
Philippines’ Duterte admits murderous ‘drug war’ is unwinnable [31.08.2017] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that his abusive "war on drugs" is unwinnable. Duterte told a gathering of military personnel that ...
'Please stop!' Brutal killing of a student in Philippines drug war sparks nationwide anger [23.08.2017] T he killing of a 17-year-old student in the Philippines has sparked nationwide protest and multiple government investigations, moves which many hope...
Iran plans to decriminalise drug use allowing government to give diluted drugs to addicts [27.07.2017] Iran could be on the verge of decriminalising some forms of drug use to allow the government to distribute drugs to addicts. By allowing the governme...
Why Jokowi's war on drugs is doing more harm than good [26.07.2017] Indonesian President Joko Widodo has directed police to shoot suspected drug dealers, citing the need to be "firm" in the face of a national "narcoti...
Rodrigo Duterte pushing Philippines' drugs market to Indonesia, anti-narcotics chief says [26.07.2017] Indonesia's anti-narcotics chief has declared Indonesia to have the "biggest" illicit drugs market in the world, revealing 72 international drug synd...
The EU adopts its most progressive drug action plan ever [25.07.2017] Although it was without much fanfare that the European Commission, in July 2017, published the new Action Plan on Drugs (2017-2020), the drug policy ...
Duterte hits drug war critics [24.07.2017] President Rodrigo Duterte blasted his critics who allegedly turn a blind eye on crimes in the country while supporting "Western experts" who have con...
Joko Widodo: Police should shoot suspected drug dealers [23.07.2017] President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has instructed police to shoot suspected drug dealers to combat what he considers a narcotics emergency facing Indones...
International cooperation against the world drug problem [19.07.2017] This report prepared by the UN Secretary-General for the 72nd Session of the General Assembly provides an overview of the global situation on drugs, ...
PH jail congestion rate soars to over 500% amid drug war [16.06.2017] The Philippines' cramped jails had to accommodate more inmates in 2016 amid the government's crackdown on drugs as well as other issues, resulting in...
Filipinos flee Duterte’s violent drug crackdown [04.06.2017] Every morning before dawn, Rosario Perez checks to make sure her sons are still alive. The three brothers, all in their 20s, sleep at the houses of f...
Drug Control and Human Rights [01.06.2017] The Health and Human Rights Journal published a special section on Drug Control and Human Rights. This special section examines some of the many ways...
We have waged war on drugs for a century. So who won? [29.05.2017] W hile Rodrigo Duterte was campaigning to be elected president of the Philippines last year, he said on many occasions that he would arrange, if elec...
WHO and UNDP change in leadership: What views on drug policy and harm reduction? [04.05.2017] The UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs held in April 2016 has been organized by the international drug control entities, but has confirmed ...
ASEAN facing ‘massive’ drug menace, says Duterte [30.04.2017] President Rodrigo Duterte warned Southeast Asian leaders on Saturday they were facing a “massive” illegal drug menace that could destroy their societ...
Charge Rodrigo Duterte with mass murder, lawyer tells The Hague [24.04.2017] Filipino lawyer Jude Josue Sabio asked the International Criminal Court in The Hague to charge President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 other Philippine offi...
Police describe kill rewards, staged crime scenes in Duterte's drug war [18.04.2017] The Philippine police have received cash payments for executing drug suspects, planted evidence at crime scenes and carried out most of the killings ...
Drug reform push stalls [10.04.2017] While there has been some progress in modernising drug laws, there is almost no good news in Thailand or the region. Despite Gen Paiboon's pioneering...
Thousands dead: the Philippine president, the death squad allegations and a brutal drugs war [02.04.2017] “Throw them in the ocean or the quarry. Make it clean. Make sure there are no traces of the bodies.” The words are shocking. That they allegedly came...
The Case for International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Control [08.03.2017] The international drug control treaties contribute directly to an environment of human rights risk and violations. The drug treaties are what are kno...
Philippines police plant evidence to justify killings in drug war, says report [02.03.2017] Human Rights Watch has accused Philippines police of falsifying evidence to justify unlawful killings in the government’s war on drugs that has cause...
The Philippine paradox [22.02.2017] In the constant, daily laboured birth of the global cannabis industry, there is no greater paradox than the Philippines. On one hand, you have incred...
Ex-Officer in Philippines says he led death squad at Duterte’s behest [20.02.2017] A retired police officer racked with guilt over the murders of two of his own brothers has reversed himself and confessed to leading the Philippine d...
A rare survivor of a Philippine drug raid takes the police to court [10.02.2017] As the only known survivor of a so-called buy-bust operation, Mr. Morillo has provided a chilling first-person account that challenges the government...
In Duterte’s footsteps, Hun Sen launches a drug war [09.02.2017] Cambodia’s newly launched war on drugs is in full swing, with nearly 3,000 people arrested in the campaign’s first month of crime-busting. Authoritie...
Families of slain Filipinos file Supreme Court challenge to Rodrigo Duterte’s drugs war [26.01.2017] Families of alleged drugs suspects killed by Philippine police petitioned the Supreme Court on Thursday to force police to disclose evidence linking ...
How one innocent man fell in Rodrigo Duterte's drug war in the Philippines [25.01.2017] The police confirmed this week that the number of Filipinos killed in the crackdown that began when Mr Duterte took office on June 30 has now surpass...
Asia is still just saying no to drugs [14.01.2017] Harsh penalties for drug offences are common across Asia. The sorts of alternatives now favoured in the West, such as diverting addicts to effective ...
'They are slaughtering us like animals' [06.12.2016] I had come to document the bloody and chaotic cam­paign against drugs that President Rodrigo Duterte began when he took office on June 30: since then...

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