Fully Funded Human Rights and Drug Policy Workshop in Hong Kong
The Human Rights and Drug Policy Workshop will be held at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong from October 16 to October 20, 2017.
The workshop will focus on the connections between human rights, public health, and drug policy as well as the gap between these principles and practice in the implementation of drug policies in Asia. The workshop will familiarise participants with the international drug control system, regional trends in drug markets (supply, transit, and demand), and comparative case studies of alternative approaches to managing drug use in society as a health and social concern.
The course will also look are recent trends in the Americas and Europe with a critical eye, exploring new and emerging challenges. It is hoped that the workshop can provide insights on how participants may adopt measures to bring enforcement activities and domestic law in line with human rights obligations and explore pragmatic approaches that mitigate the adverse health and social consequences of both drug use and overly punitive drug policies.
While priority is given to those working on drug policy, no prior knowledge of human rights or drug policy is required to apply.
All finalists are eligible to receive full scholarship support including travel, accommodation (shared double rooms), and meals.
Individuals from countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 1st August 2017
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