UN Drug policy

 

December 11, 2007

Drug Policy Gumbo

Report from the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, New Orleans.

November 28, 2007

Hungarian Ombudsman said no to drug raids

Repressive police actions against electronic dance parties violate the civil rights of citizens.

September 14, 2007

Discriminative immigration policy proposal

Hungarian conservatives would like to introduce a new visa legislation to exclude people living with HIV.

September 14, 2007

Ill-proportioned drug budget

Drug related spendings in Hungary constitute a smaller proportion of the state budget than in many other EU countries. Most of this money is spent on law enforcement.

July 12, 2007

Error in the matrix

According to official statistics the Hungarian man overdosed on Ecstasy – in reality, he was run over by a train.

June 15, 2007

New forums for lobbying

HCLU is now represented at two major decision making forums in the field of drug policy.

May 8, 2007

SozialMarie prize for HCLU’s Mediamonitor program

The media monitoring and mistake correcting program has been awarded in Wienna last week.

February 1, 2007

Hungary: Risky Substances and Dangerous Drug Policies

HCLU won a Freedom of information lawsuit against the Hungarian Ministry of Health for withholding a position paper on the dangerousness of illicit substances. After receiving the document HCLU issued a comprehensive study as a critique.

November 6, 2006

Harm Reduction Conference in Hungary

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union and the Hungarian Harm Reduction Association organized a training and conference for service providers in Budapest.

June 3, 2006

International civil society denounce UN meeting on AIDS as a failure

Civil society groups from around the world denounced the final UN Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, released after marathon negotiations during the UN High Level meeting on AIDS this week.

May 16, 2006

Picnic against prohibition

More people attended the Marijuana March in Hungary than ever - chances for decriminalization are growing after the parlamentary elections.

March 28, 2006

Demonstration for a sober drug policy

Hundreds of people marched on the streets of Budapest to demonstrate for the National Drug Strategy and against the criminalization of drug users.

March 1, 2006

INCB: a biased report

HCLU criticises the 2005 report of the INCB because of its negative attitude to harm reduction and decriminalization.

March 1, 2006

Scientific Drugmyths

Interview with Peter Cohen. The short version of this interview has been published in the Hungarian journal, "Esély".

December 1, 2005

HCLU raises awareness of NEP policy discrepancies - Successful hearing at the Drug Committee of the Hungarian Parliament

Hours before the strategic litigation–type criminal procedure today, the Head of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union’s (HCLU) Legal Aid Service, together with the psychologist/social worker of the Drug Prevention Foundation’s needle exchange program (also a colleguae with HCLU), presented the unacceptable situations surrounding HIV/AIDS and hepatitis prevention among IDU’s for the Members of the Drug Committee of the Hungarian Parliament.

November 13, 2005

Campaign for Harm Reduction in Hungary

More than 50 professionals from 26 countries supported the SignOn letter circulated by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union.

October 6, 2005

Round table discussion on harm reduction in Hungary

Representatives of NGOs, government and police officials gathered yesterday at the National Drug Prevention Institute to discuss recent legal and financial controversies about harm reduction services in Hungary.

August 24, 2005

8th European Conference on Drugs and Infection Prevention in Prison

The European Network on Drugs and Infection Prevention in Prisons (ENDIPP) organized its 8th Annual International Conference on Drugs and Infections Prevention in Prisons “Unlocking potentials – Making Prisons Safe for everyone” in Budapest, Hungary on July 7 – 9, 2005.

March 31, 2005

Civil Obedience Movement to stop war on drug users in Hungary

March 31, Budapest--- Drug users’ surrender actions are organized to show failure of existing drug laws in Hungary and to press the government for decriminalization of drug use.

March 16, 2005

CND: A Report from NGO Perspective

The main theme of the 48th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs was HIV/AIDS prevention among drug users. However, none of the adopted resolutions mentioned harm reduction or syringe exchange. Two reprepresentatives of HCLU participated as members of the OSI delegation, read their short report on the event.

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