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HRI launches new Global State of Harm Reduction 2012 resources

14 September 2012

On 25th July, 2012, Harm Reduction International (HRI) launched The Global State of Harm Reduction 2012: Towards an Integrated Response to coincide with the 19 th International AIDS… Read more

HIV and harm reduction in prisons conference, Kazakhstan

05 September 2012

Penal Reform International, jointly with Harm Reduction International, held a conference on “HIV Prevention and harm reduction in prisons of Kazakhstan” on 22 August. The conference was held within… Read more

HRI launches the Global State of Harm Reduction 2012; Towards an Intergrated Response report

24 July 2012

In 2008 Harm Reduction International released the Global State of Harm Reduction, a report that mapped responses to drug-related HIV and hepatitis C epidemics around the world for the first time.… Read more

Alternative World Drug Report exposes destructive nature of $100 billion a year global war on drugs

26 June 2012

A new report, launched to coincide with publication of the 2012 UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s World Drug Report, exposes the failure of governments and the UN to assess the extraordinary costs of… Read more

New Harm Reduction International report connects international aid for drug enforcement to gross human rights violations PDF document

21 June 2012

New report connects international aid for drug enforcement to gross human rights violations Full Report  Executive Summary     States that oppose the death penalty (including UK, France and… Read more

Quitting while not ahead: The Global Fund’s retrenchment and the looming crisis for harm reduction in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

10 May 2012

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) has recently released a new report entilted 'Quitting while not ahead: The Global Fund's retrenchment and the looming crisis for harm reduction in Eastern… Read more

Commanding General Confidence? Human Rights, International Law and the INCB Annual Report for 2011

05 April 2012

This briefing was distributed at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in March 2012. It presents a strong critique of the legal reasoning and the academic rigour of its Annual Report. Read more

Harm Reduction International releases new ‘Advocating for Needle and Syringe Exchange Programmes in Prisons’ briefing

29 March 2012

Harm Reduction International is pleased to present the first of a new series of Evidence and Advocacy briefings entitled ‘Advocating for Needle and Syringe Exchange Programmes in Prisons’. This new… Read more

Media Release: 'Inaugural study reveals that more than one in four women in European and Central Asian prisons locked up for drug offences' PDF document

11 March 2012

Embargoed 00.01 CET Monday 12th March 2012 Up to 70 percent of female prisoners incarcerated for drugs in some countries Russia incarcerates over twice as many women for drug offences as all… Read more

A coalition of drug policy organisations put forth a submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Poland at the UN Human Rights Council

28 December 2011

The submission – by Harm Reduction International, the Polish Drug Policy Network, Political Critique, the Jump 93 Association, Student Drug Policy Initiative and the Social AIDS Committee – draws… Read more