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HRI releases new 2011 Death Penalty report

14 September 2011

Harm Reduction International is pleased to announce the release of a new death penalty report. ‘Global Overview 2011 – Shared Responsibility and Shared Consequences’ is the fourth report on the… Read more

'Children of the Drug War', a new book published by HRI's Damon Barrett available for free download

09 August 2011

Children of the Drug War is a unique collection of original essays that investigates the impacts of the war on drugs on children, young people and their families. Read more

World Hepatitis Day - 28th July 2011

28 July 2011

Viral hepatitis affects more than one in twelve (or half a billion) people worldwide, of whom one million will die every year, 1 2 confirms a new systematic review published in The Lancet… Read more

Help the Hospices international conference and meetings coordinator vacancy

06 July 2011

Help the Hospices is now recruiting for an international conference and meetings coordinator role. About the role: This post will have responsibility for logistical coordination of one-day… Read more

2011 UN Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS misses opportunity to address critical levels of HIV in people who inject drugs

27 June 2011

On June 8-10, 2011 world leaders met in New York for the United Nations High Level Meeting (HLM) on AIDS to assess progress on the global AIDS response and shape the future of the epidemic. In the… Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: Torture in Drug Treatment Detention

24 June 2011

Reports by Campaign to Stop Torture in Health Care Describe Abuse (New York) - People identified as drug users in many countries are confined to abusive locked detention centers for months - or even years, say two reports released today by The Campaign to Stop Torture in Health Care. Such detention centers are supposedly mandated to treat… Read more

Thematic human rights and drug policy briefings now available in Chinese and Spanish

14 June 2011

Six briefings by Harm Reduction International, Open Society Foundations, Human Rights Watch and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network are now available in Chinese and Spanish. Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: Irish Press Ombudsman upholds complaint by coalition of drug services

13 June 2011

Media Release: Irish Independent censured for ‘offensive’ column likely to 'stir hatred' against drug users: Press Ombudsman upholds complaint by coalition of drug services The Press… Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: Beirut Declaration on HIV and Injecting Drug Use calls on UN meeting to address the role of injecting drug use in the AIDS epidemic

06 June 2011

Joint media release with International AIDS Society, ICASO, INPUD, Open Society Foundations, International HIV/AIDS Alliance Read more

New WHO global strategy on HIV set to prevent millions of infections, deaths

31 May 2011

Today the Sixty-Fourth World Health Assembly unanimously adopted a new, comprehensive strategy to combat HIV. The Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV/AIDS, 2011-2015 will guide actions… Read more