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
European Drug Policy
Prohibitionist and harm reduction NGOs cooperate to make recommendations to governments on EU drug policies – a report by the HCLU
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.
On December 9 the new Polish drug law came into effect and liberalized the drug policy – read the report of our Polish partner, Agnieszka Sieniawska!
Initiative for Health, a harm reduction NGO, organized the first street action in Bulgaria to promote drug policy reform. The event was part of a coordinated international advocacy campaign of the European Drug Policy Initiative – please read the report of our Bulgarian partner!
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.
The film crew of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) attended the first meeting of the European Harm Reduction Network (EuroHRN) in Marseille, France. We interviewed professionals and activists from several countries to give you an overview of the current state of harm reduction in Europe – please watch and share our movie!
Drug policy reform is possible in countries with conservative public attitudes and repressive policies…
Criminalisation of drug possession does not help to decrease illicit drug consumption. Instead, it distracts the attention and energy of the police from the real originators of the problem: mass producers and major and minor drug dealers – write the signatories of the letter of support, including former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, for liberalizing drug policy in Poland.
Drugreporter’s film outlines Switzerland’s successful drug policy