Reports

The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2015: The Extreme Fringe of Global Drug Policy PDF document

01 October 2015

Since being launched in 2007, HRI's death penalty project has been the leading global resource on the issue of the death penalty for drug offences. Our 'Global Overview’ series, one of the… Read more

Hidden in plain sight: the need for more action on injecting drug use among under-18s

12 December 2013

Harm Reduction International has compiled the first global data snapshot on injecting drug use and related HIV and other harms among children and young people under the age of 18. Young people who inject drugs have specific developmental, social and environmental vulnerabilities. They are less likely to use harm reduction and treatment… Read more

When sex work and drug use overlap

19 November 2013

The latest in the Global State of Harm Reduction series,  When sex work and drug use overlap: Considerations for advocacy and practice  examines the multiple and varied contexts within which drug… Read more

Death Penalty for Drug Offences Global Overview 2012: Tipping the Scales for Abolition

27 November 2012

The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2012 – Tipping the Scales for Abolition is Harm Reduction International’s third annual overview on the status of the death penalty for drug… Read more

The Global State of Harm Reduction 2012: Towards an Intergrated Response

15 August 2012

In 2008 Harm Reduction International released the Global State of Harm Reduction, a report that mapped responses to drug-related HIV and hepatitis C epidemics around the world for the first time.… Read more

Partners in Crime: International Funding for Drug Control and Gross Violations of Human Rights

21 June 2012

Published in June 2012 - “Partners in Crime: International Funding for Drug Control and Gross Violations of Human Rights” documents how millions of dollars in drug enforcement funding and technical… Read more

Cause for Alarm; The Incarceration of Women for Drug Offences in Europe and Central Asia, and the need for Legislative and Sentencing Reform

27 March 2012

The new report is the first to calculate the total number of females in prisons on drug offences in Europe and Central Asia. It provides an analysis of developments related to women drug offending… Read more

Inflicting Harm: Judicial corporal punishment for Drug and Alcohol Offences in Selected Countries

09 November 2011

Thousands of drug users and alchohol consumers - and people found in possession of small amounts of drugs and alcohol - are subjected to judicially - sanctioned caning, flogging, lashing, or… Read more

The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2011 - Shared Responsibility & Shared Consequences

14 September 2011

‘Global Overview 2011 – Shared Responsibility and Shared Consequences’ is the fourth report on the death penalty for drug-related offences produced by Harm Reduction International. In addition to… Read more

Complicity or Abolition? The Death Penalty and International Support for Drug Enforcement PDF document

21 June 2010

Released in June 2010 - Complicity or Abolition? The Death Penalty and International Support for Drug Enforcement - exposes the links between the carrying out of executions and the financial… Read more

The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2010 PDF document

03 June 2010

Harm Reduction International released a study on the death penalty for drug offences today on the opening day of the 19th session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice,… Read more

The Global State of Harm Reduction 2010 PDF document

28 April 2010

Published in April 2010 – The Global State of Harm Reduction 2010: Key Issues for Broadening the Response – is the second major report in the series. It provides a region-by-region update of key… Read more

Through a Harm Reduction Lens PDF document

27 April 2010

The importance of civil society involvement in international policy-making and decision-making processes is widely recognised and promoted as best practice. Civil society organisations have… Read more

Three cents a day is not enough

26 April 2010

3 Cents Report 2010 Harm Reduction International's new '3 cents' report shows the small amount of money being invested in harm reduction. It is estimated that in 2007 approximately $160 million… Read more

From Evidence to Action PDF document

27 April 2009

Among the many notable events happening in and around Harm Reduction 2009: Harm Reduction International’s 20th International Conference in Bangkok were the highly publicised keynote speeches by… Read more

Civil Society: The Silenced Partners? PDF document

18 March 2009

In March 2009 – at the 52nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna – Harm Reduction International launched a short paper examining civil society engagement with the Commission… Read more

Book of Authorities: Building Consensus PDF document

04 March 2009

In the ten years since the last UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs, the only measure that has repeatedly proven effective and has delivered what it set out to deliver is harm reduction.… Read more

Harm Reduction and Human Rights: The Global Response to Drug-Related HIV Epidemics PDF document

21 January 2009

In January 2009, Harm Reduction International’s HR2 programme released a report entitled ‘Harm Reduction and Human Rights: The Global Response to Drug-Related HIV Epidemics’. This report provides… Read more

Submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights PDF document

01 November 2008

In November 2008, Harm Reduction International’s HR2 programme authored a submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The submission – entitled ‘Harm Reduction and Human… Read more

Human Rights, Health and Harm Reduction: States’ Amnesia and Parallel Universes PDF document

01 August 2008

In August 2008, Harm Reduction International released a new report entitled ‘Human Rights, Health and Harm Reduction: States’ Amnesia and Parallel Universes’ – which is the transcript of a keynote… Read more

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