13 April, 2021 ‘We Are the Evidence’: Community-Led Responses on Decriminalisation, Harm Reduction and COVID-19 is a discussion on why and how people who use drugs should be at the centre of advancing policy towards decriminalisation of drugs. INPUD, along with HIV Legal Network, UNAIDS… Read More »‘We are the Evidence’ – Community-led Responses on Decriminalisation, COVID-19 and Harm Reduction
8 June, 2021 The right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health of people who use drugs is interdependent and indivisible from a range of rights, including the right to non-discrimination and self-determination, the right to be free from arbitrary detention, violence… Read More »The Right to Rights: How do we get there for People who Use Drugs
15 July, 2021 As more countries move towards decriminalizing drug use and drug possession, it is crucial to listen and center the perspectives people who use drugs have on these policies. Without taking into consideration whether the needs of the people most impacted by criminalisation… Read More »Drug Decriminalisation: Progress or Political Red Herring? (Video)
28 September 2018 This is the first community-driven evaluation of the outcomes of Portugal’s decriminalisation of people who use drugs. Introduced in 2000, Portugal’s model of decriminalisation has been hugely influential and is frequently referred to as an example of legislative reform that has improved… Read More »Is Decriminalisation Enough? Drug User Community Voices from Portugal
2014 Globally, criminalisation of and punitive approaches to drug use continue to be implemented, in spite of there being little evidence to suggest that these policies have yielded positive results. The spread of blood-borne infections like hepatitis and HIV has been driven by the sharing… Read More »The Harms of Drug Use: Criminalisation, Misinformation, and Stigma
17 March, 2022 The following statement was delivered virtually by Jake Agliata on behalf of INPUD at the 65th Commission on Narcotic Drugs, under agenda item 7: ‘Inter-agency cooperation and coordination of efforts in addressing and countering the world drug problem‘. Excellencies and distinguished colleagues,… Read More »INPUD Intervention at the 65th Commission on Narcotic Drugs
12 April, 2021 Pусский | Español | Français Over the past decade there have been increasing claims that the world is moving towards a critical turning point in international drug policy, based on a growing recognition that governments must consider alternative approaches to drug policy which include decriminalisation. While… Read More »Drug Decriminalisation: Progress or Political Red Herring?