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Side Event: ‘We Are the Evidence’ – Community-Led Responses on Decriminalisation, Harm Reduction and COVID-19

Side event organized by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, with the support of Norway, the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) and UNAIDS Moderator: Jake Agliata (Policy & Communications Officer, INPUD) Judy Chang (Executive Director, INPUD): INPUD are the global body representing people who use drugs, and we work to protect the health and defend …

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Side event: Modernizing drug policy: What helps and what goes against it—case studies

Organized by Fédération bruxelloise des institutions pour toxicomanes, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the International Drug Policy Consortium and the Piaget Agency for Development. Jose Queiros, APDES, Portugal: Sometimes we’re antagonists with Joao Goulao. We’re friends and colleagues, but we have different roles: civil society and State. In the 1990s, the scenario was dramatic. Open drug …

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Side Event: Addressing and reversing the harms of drug control in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Organised by AFEW International, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice, and the International Drug Policy Consortium Chaired by Ann Fordham (IDPC). Richard Elliot (Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network): To provide a public health overview. Punitive approaches to drug control in the region are rife. But also resources and energy are …

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