Video reports of the Count the Costs campaign events organized by the European Drug Policy Initiative in 5 European cities
Anniversaries are always good to catalyize drug policy reform activities – and 2011 is very special anniversary. It is the 50th anniversary of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the first international treaty prohibiting (some) drugs. NGOs launched an international campaign to show the world that the war on drugs creates massive costs, resulting from the enforcement-led approach that puts organised crime in control of the trade. We call governments to evaluate the international drug control system. The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) is one of the leading organizations of this campaign. After creating the fictional Drug Lords International (DLI) in March to represent those criminals who benefit from the war on drugs, in June we mobilized our partners in the European Drug Policy Initiative (EDPI) to organize coordinated actions in five European cities – Sofia, Bucharest, Warsaw, Oslo, Porto – to raise public awareness on the costs of the war on drugs.
Watch and share the video reports of the HCLU on the campaign events!
SHORT COUNT THE COSTS PROMO MOVIE
The EDPI partners who organized the events are:
Association for Humane Drug Policies, Norway
Initiative for Health Foundation, Bulgaria
Polish Drug Policy Network
Romanian Harm Reduction Network
The presenters of the Count The Cost Campaign in the films are from Transform Drug Policy Foundation.
Posted by Peter Sarosi