UN Drug policy


May 15, 2008

Questions from a Parallel Universe

Questions to Mr. Costa from the parallel universe of harm reduction - watch our video!

April 9, 2008

Coca Leaf: The Heritage of the Andes

A short film on the struggle of the Bolivian people for legal coca

April 2, 2008

Mr. Costa's Mailbox

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

March 15, 2008

Silenced NGO Partner

The global drug czar shied away from answering an inconvenient question: WATCH OUR VIDEO NOW!

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.

January 24, 2008

Cops say legalize drugs 2.

HCLU's movie on the veterans of the war on drugs - the speakers of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) - PART 2.

January 24, 2008

Cops say legalize drugs 1.

HCLU's movie on the veterans of the war on drugs - the speakers of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) - PART 1.

December 25, 2007

Antonio-Maria Costa addresses the DPA conference

Antonio-Maria Costa is the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) addresses the conference.


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.