Interview with Josch Steinmetz, the project manager of the largest safe consumption room in Frankfurt. The interview has been bupblished in the Addictologia Hungarica.
Hungarian drug reform activist at bar
Peter Juhasz, activist of the Hemp Seed Association (Kendermag Egyesület) came on for a trial on Monday in a landmark case.
The ambulance should not inform the police in overdose cases
Following successful HCLU campaign, the Hungarian National Ambulance Service instructs its staff not to inform the police in drug related emergency cases.
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.
HCLU uses Strategic Litigation as a tool in Needle Exchange Advocacy Fight
Head of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union’s (HCLU) Legal Aid Service, Andrea Pelle is representing a collegue from HCLU and the biggest Hungarian NEP in Budapest in a strategic litigation–type criminal procedure. The social worker, followed by the media reports himself with sterile and used syringes at the Budapest Chief Prosecutor’s Office on the World AIDS Day, 12.00 Budapest time.
Campaign for Harm Reduction in Hungary
More than 50 professionals from 26 countries supported the SignOn letter circulated by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union.
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.
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.
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.
HCLU Conference and Legal Training (13-14 November 2004)
Hungarian Civil Liberties Union organized its annual legal training and conference for drug treatment providers and researchers between 13 and 14 November, 2004.