“Just Say Nyet” to Russia’s Drug Policy — Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

“Just Say Nyet” to Russia’s Drug Policy

“In anticipation of UNGASS 2016, Russia is creating international alliances to promote its vision of drug demand and drug supply reduction, with a view to having ‘a unified position at the 2016 UNGASS.’ These include the International Congress of Drug-Free Organizations and the Russian-African Anti-Drug Dialogue.

Countries that Russia approaches for participating in these or similar ‘common positions’ should be aware of Russia’s outdated, ineffective, unscientific, and repressive drug policy — which does not result in any reduction of supply or demand of narcotic drugs, but instead leads to gross, systematic human rights violations and a growing HIV epidemic.”

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