UN Drug policy

July 30, 2008

War on Drugs - the new Jim Crow?

Wide-spread, massive incarceration of drug offenders in the U.S.

April 2, 2008

Mr. Costa's Mailbox

A collection of emails sent by people to Mr. Costa - ASK HIM TOO!

March 7, 2008

Hearing at the European Parliament

Members of EP and NGO representatives discussed the possible ways to influence the 10 years evaluation of the UN drug policy

February 21, 2008

Harm Reduction: a controversial issue?

According to UNODC harm reduction is fully compatible with the recent UN drug control system

January 29, 2008

America educates Europe on drug policy

The U.S. government attempts to sell its failed drug policy in Europe.

January 29, 2008

Beyond 2008 – Within and Beyond the Current Framework

NGO representatives gathered in Budapest to make recommendations to decision makers about the global drug control system.


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".