UN Drug policy

May 28, 2013

The Global Drug Prohibition Regime: Half a Century of Failed Policymaking?

Video of the discussion forum at the CEU in Budapest with Wolfgang Reinicke (CEU), Sandeep Chawla (UNODC), Niamh Eastwood (Release), Martin Jelsma (TNI) and Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch (OSF).

April 11, 2013

Evo Morales at the CND in 2013

Watch the full speech of Evo Morales, president of Bolivia, at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, march 2013. Now with English and Spanish subtitles.

March 21, 2013

The Innovative Regulation of Legal Highs in New Zealand

The HCLU interviewed Peter Dunne, the Minister of Revenue of New Zealand. He explained the innovative legislational approach his country has adopted to new psychoactive drugs

March 11, 2013
April 16, 2012

Unspeakable Harm Reduction

Our movie features Mr. Yuri Fedotov, the head of the UN Agency on Drug and Crime (UNODC), making an ambiguous statement on harm reduction at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) this year

April 10, 2012

Evo Morales Presents Coca-products at the UN

The president of Bolivia is addressing the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna - watch his speech with English subs! 

April 5, 2012

UN Drug Czar: Detention Centers Must Be Closed

Our movie features the UN drug czar urging Asian governments to close down forced detention centers and provide access to evidence-based treatment instead 

March 28, 2012

100 Years of Global Drug War

Our movie features the most debated issues at the 2012 Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) - please watch and share! 

March 15, 2012

The Disproved Accusations of the Russian Drug Czar

In our video we show how we asked the Russian drug czar to explain why he banned the website of a Russian NGO, the Andrey Rylkov Foundation - send an email and urge him to lift the ban! 

January 19, 2012

Is banning legal highs effective? Learning from the Hungarian experience

It seems we need more than supply reduction and law enforcement to stop the flow of cheap research chemicals from China and India - an HCLU report on legal highs in Hungary

January 13, 2012

Civil Society Forum on Drugs to Help the Commission to Draft a New EU Drug Strategy

Prohibitionist and harm reduction NGOs cooperate to make recommendations to governments on EU drug policies - a report by the HCLU

January 10, 2012

7 Reasons Why We Dislike the New Hungarian Drug Strategy

The Hungarian government decided to reject the progressive drug strategy of the country and to draft a new, prohibitionist one. The head of the Drug Policy Program of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union argues that this is an example how a government should NOT draft a drug strategy.

December 8, 2011

Drug criminalization procedures simplified in Romania

On December 5, 2011, the Romanian Government issued a new Emergency Ordinance (GED) which amends the current legislation on drugs. More specifically, the new provision simplifies the procedures for amending the lists with controlled substances: from now on it will be easier to criminalize a new substance, once identified.

September 20, 2011

Young people from Latin America speak out against the war on drugs

This short video was created during the HCLU video advocacy training held prior to the III Latin American and I Mexican Drug Policy Conference that took place in Mexico City, 13-14 September, 2011.

September 5, 2011

Count the Costs Campaign Events in European Capitals

Video reports of the Count the Costs campaign events organized by the European Drug Policy Initiative in 5 European cities

April 1, 2011

A 50 Year Old Convention: What's Wrong With an Update?

In our short movie we ask Mr. Fedotov, the head of the UN drug agency and his critics to express their views on the 50 years of global drug prohibition