Items tagged with russia

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Human Rights and drug policy [01.01.2020] The Transnational Institute (TNI) has always believed in the need to find global answers to global problems, been a strong defender of multilateralis...
AIDS in Russia: Immune to reason [30.09.2016] The Soviet Union began reporting HIV in 1987, and the virus took off in Russia in the early 2000s, mostly among intravenous (IV) drug users. Dirty ne...
How three drug users took on the might of the Russian state [13.09.2016] The Russian government has a notoriously punitive attitude towards drugs. Substitution treatments are banned and the only option for recovering addic...
Rethinking drug prohibition on a global scale [01.05.2016] Last month, the United Nations General Assembly met for the first time in history to reconsider international drug prohibition with an eye toward pol...
Russia's 'cold turkey' approach highlights global divide over drug treatment at UN [19.04.2016] As international leaders debated global drug law at the United Nations, a bizarre panel on heroin treatment showed just how divided countries are ove...
UN backs prohibitionist drug policies despite call for more 'humane solution' [19.04.2016] The 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) has approved an agreement that leaves in place the prohibitionist policies banning narcotics us...
Ahead of a key meeting, Russia is driving global drug policy into the ground [13.04.2016] As the first major global meeting on drug policy in two decades approaches, Russia is quietly emerging as a powerful force working to perpetuate the ...
While Russia grapples with HIV epidemic, Moscow’s addicts share their filthy needles [23.05.2015] The government does not offer substitution therapy or harm reduction outreach, and the impact of grassroots groups such as Rylkov, which has only 15 ...
The new drug warriors [01.05.2015] The war on drugs is edging towards a truce. Half of Americans want to lift the ban on cannabis. America’s change of heart has led many to wonder if t...
Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives and UNGASS 2016 [28.04.2015] As the world prepares for the 2016 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), an increasing numb...
Plan to send Russian drug addicts to labor camps slammed by experts [14.04.2015] Russia's Federal Drug Control Service's proposal to revive Soviet-era work camps in order to treat drug addicts was met with skepticism by leading he...
UN: Nearly 100 drug users died in Crimea after Russia closed methadone program [20.01.2015] The United Nations' AIDS envoy sounded the alarm over an impending health catastrophe in Russia's newly acquired Crimean Peninsula, where nearly 100 ...
A top UN official is not happy about US states legalizing weed [13.11.2014] The UN's top narcotics official said on Wednesday that recent votes by US states to legalize marijuana have put America in deeper violation of the in...
Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives on counternarcotics regimes and UNGASS 2016 [15.10.2014] The approaching 2016 UNGASS and the meetings that will follow provide an important opportunity to reexamine the existing regime and improve global dr...
No rehab for Russia's drug addicts [24.06.2014] As the world marks the United Nations' International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, millions of drug addicts in Russia have nowhere ...
Global drug policy is still deadly and ineffective [02.06.2014] If you actually read the treaties, while they do set firm limitations on the legal, "non-medical" or "non-scientific" sale of schedule drugs — limits...
More U.N. states quietly say no to drug war [06.12.2013] An internal United Nations draft document leaked last weekend has offered outsiders a rare look at longstanding disagreements between member states o...
Russia: Government shuts HIV-prevention group’s website [08.02.2012] The Russian government’s anti-drugs agency has ordered the blocking of the website of a public health organization, the Andrey Rylkov Foundation, for...
Russia's punitive drug laws [18.06.2011] Life is especially difficult for the 6 million drug addicts living in Russia because methadone is banned, and they are reluctant to use the few avail...
Russia defies growing consensus with declaration of 'Total War on Drugs' [08.06.2011] "Sending more people to prison will not reduce drug addiction or improve public health," said Anya Sarang, president of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation,...
The Russian drug czar vs. methadone: Parcel of lies [15.04.2011] HCLU's video advocacy team filmed the press conference of the Russian government delegation at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs this year - our movie...
Diplomatic games to oppose lifting unjust ban on coca chewing [16.01.2011] According to the government of Bolivia, the only three countries that did file a formal objection to the amendment of Bolivia to abolish the ban on c...
Do we really want a Russian UN Drug Czar? [09.07.2010] According to the Transform blog, it has been confirmed that the Russian diplomat Yuri V. Fedotov has been appointed as the new Executive Director of ...
A Russian Drug Czar for the world? [06.07.2010] A top Russian diplomat, Yuri V. Fedotov, has emerged as the front-runner in the race to become the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and C...
Horse trading at the UN [19.05.2009] NGOs in the drug policy field have criticised the outcome of the recent elections to the United Nation’s International Narcotic Control Board (INCB) ...
Political Declaration already ridiculed [08.03.2009] News about the disappointing content of the Political Declaration to be adopted at the High Level Segment of the 52nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (C...
Closed to Reason [21.02.2008] A report published in March 2007 by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Open Society Institute Public Health Program, strongly criticises the...
HIV/AIDS and Drugs Misuse in Russia [01.09.2003] This report breaks new ground in the HIV/AIDS prevention literature by reviewing harm reduction initiatives and programmes in the context of Russian ...

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