Human Rights Watch (HRW)

CND day 3 – plenary statement of the International Union against Cancer and Human Rights Watch on access to essential medicines

Millions of people each year suffer from unnecessary pain because they have no access to essential medicines. Narcotics drugs are necessary for this pain relief. The barriers to medical availability are well known: restrictive laws. The CND has primarily focused on law enforcement. This is starting to change. We welcome the statements of a number …

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Undoing a decade of neglect: International drug policy and access to essential medical and harm reduction services

IHRA, Human Rights Watch, International AIDS Society and YouthRISE held a joint satellite event on the morning of Thursday 12th March. The speakers highlighted the failings of the past decade of drug control in ensuring access to health and essential medicines for vulnerable populations and expressed their deep dissatisfaction with the new Political Declaration that …

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