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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

Harm Reduction International Submits to the Universal Periodic Review of India at the Human Rights Council

21 December 2011

Harm Reduction International, the Indian Harm Reduction Network and the Asian Network of People who Use Drugs authored a submission on India to the UN Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodic… Read more

Harm Reduction International: Questions for leaders on World AIDS Day

30 November 2011

Harm Reduction International's statement on World AIDS Day 2011 Read more

Press Release - New Report; Thousands caned, whipped, lashed or flogged each year for drug and alcohol offences

09 November 2011

Embargoed until 12:01am GMT +8, Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Thousands caned, whipped, lashed or flogged each year for drug and alcohol offences, says new report Governments cannot ‘brutalise… Read more

HRI launches new interactive Global State of Harm Reduction e-tool!

31 October 2011

Harm Reduction International is pleased to announce the launch of the Global State of Harm Reduction interactive e-tool! Packed with new features, this interactive map is a user-friendly online… Read more

International Coalition Applauds Supreme Court of Canada Decision to keep INSITE open

30 September 2011

Statement by the CACTUS Montréal, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Harm Reduction International Read more

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