Dejusticia’s Drug Policy Research Coordinator is the new representative at the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
Isabel Pereira, research coordinator for Drug Policy at Dejusticia, has been elected as the Latin America and Caribbean representative at the Membership Advisory Council of the International Drug Policy Consortium.
The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) is a global network of 177 civil society organizations working in drug policy related issues and in the work towards its reform. The IDPC promotes and open and honest debate, base don existing evidence, on the best ways forward to address drug problems. The IDPC advocates at an international and national level for drug policy to be based in human rights.
The IDPC’s governance structure has a Membership Advisory Council (MAC), in which all the regions that are part of the IDPC are represented. The objective of this Council is to guide the implementation of IDPC’s work plan and ensure regional representation in the global reach of the advocacy work. Representatives are elected for a period of three years.
Isabel Pereira, coordinator of the Drug Policy area at Dejusticia, has been elected as the representative in the MAC for Latin America and the Caribbean. This region is at the vanguard globally of opening up drug policy debates, exposing drug policy harms, and experimenting with reforms at a national level. Representing this region at an international level will ensure that the global debate on drug policy reform has the voices from those most affected but also those more engaged in the research and advocacy to promote more humane and effective drug policies.