Drug Policy

Publications

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Fraught with pain

Fraught with Pain: Access to Palliative Care and Treatment for Heroin Use Disorder in Colombia

This books seeks to facilitate linkages between discussions on the right to health and discussions on drug policy reform. The populations we talk about here are the noes most in need of a change whereby drug culture measures cease to stand in the way of a life free from pain.
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Sobredosis carcelaria y política de drogas en América Latina

El CEDD publica su estudio sobre los impactos de las políticas de drogas en el sistema penitenciario de 10 países de América Latina. El uso excesivo del derecho penal y de sanciones privativas de libertad, tiene consecuencias sobre la vida de las personas en los sistemas penitenciarios de Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estados Unidos, México, Perú y Uruguay.
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Coca, institutions, and development

This document aims to analyze the challenges that coca producing municipalities face in two crucial aspects in the future: the construction of a local State and the definition of a human development path that is both integral and participatory.
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A balancing act. Drug policy in Colombia after UNGASS 2016

This document is the result of a project developed by Dejusticia in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and Law of Colombia and the British Embassy in Colombia, with funds from the United Kingdom through its embassy in Colombia.
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Drug crimes and prison overdose in Colombia

This research, carried out by Dejusticia and the Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law, assesses the impact of drug policy on the prison system and recommends, among other measures, to decriminalize the possession of a personal dose.
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Persons Deprived of Liberty for Drug Offenses

The research of the Collective on Persons Detained, Processed and Imprisoned presents statistical information about detention and imprisonment for drug offenses in Latin America and advocates for an overhaul of drug laws and their implementation in Latin America. — La evidencia existente muestra que, a nivel mundial, la política de drogas ha implicado diversos costos…
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Arguments and pathways for the ratification of the American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons

On June 15, 2015, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the text of the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons (Convention on Older Persons).
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Palliative Care and its Status in Latin America

Dejusticia launched a report on the status of palliative care across eight countries in Latin America.

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Women, Drug Policy, and Imprisonment: A Guide for Reforming Policy in Colombia

This guide diagnoses the impact of deprivation of liberty on women imprisoned due to drug offenses, and formulates recommendations to mitigate and prevent the disproportionate effects of incarceration.

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