Monday, July 10, 2006

Drug User Groups Espouse Harm Reduction

This article describes how various international drug user groups have united in a coalition and made a declaration to end the human rights violations of drug users and to push for the universalization of harm reduction as a policy in drug strategy. The coalition seeks to challenge existing national and international legal frameworks for drugs and is described as a "social justice movement for people languishing in prisons and alleys around the world". The coalition, the International Drug Users' Group, will seek funding from the European Commission and the UN.

2 comments:

davID said...

It's worth noting that this is a similar group to that which pushed for Harm Reduction in Thailand in recent years when the Thia ruling elite were both executing and imprisoning drug users.

"We'd make sure the drug traffickers have only two places to stay - jail or the cemetery. They'd have no other places to stay in our society." -- Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, 24 March 2003

...nice!

davID said...

It's worth noting that this is a similar group to that which pushed for Harm Reduction in Thailand in recent years when the Thia ruling elite were both executing and imprisoning drug users.

"We'd make sure the drug traffickers have only two places to stay - jail or the cemetery. They'd have no other places to stay in our society." -- Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, 24 March 2003

...nice!