Articles tagged with: drug policy reform

Ripples of change on the international stage

published: October, 23, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Activism, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Women, International , Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media, Population Specific

From the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, this progress report on their advocacy abroad.

Ripples of change on the international stage

October 20, 2017 -- It’s been a busy few weeks at the Legal Network as staff members have travelled to Geneva, Kingston (Jamaica), and Moscow, and the effects of their work is being felt across the globe. As a direct result of the Legal Network’s advocacy, UN human rights bodies recently challenged the criminalization of people who use drugs in Canada and Russia. In response to the our written submission and on-the-ground advocacy in Geneva, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Raci

Canada to take the lead in rethinking drug policy?

published: April, 20, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Conferences, International , Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network reports Canadian civil society calls for federal action on global drug policy with a 10-point plan for healthy drug policy released before UN General Assembly drugs forum

Canada to take the lead in rethinking drug policy?

TORONTO, April 18, 2016 — One hundred Canadian civil society organizations are calling on the Canadian federal government to champion progressive and evidence-based drug policy positions at this week’s world forum on drugs. Spearheaded by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC), this civil society groundswell is asking federal Health Minister Dr. Jane Philpott to adopt and promote a series of 10 recommendations in her role as head of the Canadian d