Tag: human rights

2
Jan

SSDP Nigeria Hosts Symposium for World Human Rights Day

By Moronfolu Adeniyi ’14, SSDP’s West Africa Global Fellow The World Human Rights Day Symposium was organized by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Nigeria, African Students for Liberty and Law Students’ Society, Crescent University Abeokuta. The main topic discussed was the intersection between drug policy and public health from the larger lens of human rights. In attendance were stakeholders from

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29
Nov

The War on Drugs in the Philippines

THE WAR ON DRUGS IN THE PHILIPPINES November 2017 Contributions The SSDP Mosaic is edited by Elise Szabo and Kat Murti. This issue features contributions by Jake Agliata and Justine Balane. Take Action Do an SSDP DARE and add your points on theSSDP Chapter Activity Tracker! – Share The SSDP Mosaic on Facebook or Twitter using#SSDPMosaic. (10 points) – USA: Contact your congressional representative

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6
Jun

Drug Policy and its Impact on Human Rights in Nicaragua.

By Elvin Francisco Rodríguez Fabilena, chapter leader of EPSD (SSDP) Nicaragua Nicaragua’s strategy to tackle drug trafficking and organized crime is a prohibitionist approach that could lead to prison overpopulation in the country and, in consequence, violate the human rights of people who use drugs. According to the Annual Report on Human Rights of Nicaragua of the Nicaraguan Centre for

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21
Apr

SSDP Hosts Successful Regional Conference in the Midwest!

Last weekend, SSDP students, alumni, and supporters gathered at Northwestern University in Illinois for SSDP’s 2014 Midwest Regional Conference! More than 60 students attended the conference for an exciting weekend of expert presentations, training, workshops, and networking events. The speaker panels and events that took place throughout the day were each designed to give students the tools needed to continue growing

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29
Aug

What I learned at Summer School-Part 1

The summer has been flying by with the International AID’s conference, the Caravan for Peace and my participation last month in a two-week course presented by the Open Society Foundation supported Central European University on Human Rights and Drug Policy in Budapest, Hungary. The goal of the course is to “situate drug policies globally within a framework of fundamental human rights,

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2
May

DEA forgets about UCSD student in custody for 5 days without food or water

Daniel Chong, a 23 year old University of California San Diego student, was detained by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and then left for dead for five days without food or water. On April 21, Daniel was smoking marijuana with friends when DEA agents suddenly burst through the door of his friend’s apartment with guns drawn. Daniel was detained and

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5
Jan

Petition to retain Hungary's Evidence Drug Policy

The European Union continues to register deep divisions in drug policy. On the one hand there’s Portugal, scion of the progressive movement, a country that offers treatment over incarceration for small amounts of possession. And on the other hand there’s Hungary, where years of progressive organizing around drug issues may have just evaporated, returning instead to the bete noire of prohibition. Hungary’s

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10
Dec

Children Caught Up in Mexican Violence

Children in a 2010 Juarez family development agency, from Reuters. Unpredictable violence in Mexico continues to jeopardize a peaceful childhood. The fighting between security forces and drug trafficking organizations continues to claim the lives of children and their parents, with the former often labelled “collateral damage.” But as reported last summer Mexican education and public safety officials stated their intention to roll out

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