UN Drug policy

March 13, 2009

HCLU in action: Stop the Global War on Drugs!

A demonstration and press conference in Vienna, March 11, 2009

February 19, 2009

Dare to Know!

More information about the UNGASS review

February 18, 2009


The truth is that the criminalization of drug use does not lead to less drug users

January 26, 2009

Scholarship for Journalists

We call for applications to the 10 Years of Global Drug War scholarship for journalists - DEADLINE EXTENDED to MARCH 9!


January 6, 2009

Unintended Consequences - poster & video contest

HCLU is now accepting entries to a photo & video contest about the unintended consequences of the global drug war - DEADLINE IS EXTENDED!

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.