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Julita Lemgruber is a Brazilian sociologist and IDPC board member. She is currently the Coordinator of the Center for Studies on Public Security and Citizenship at University Candido Mendes. → Read More
Across the Middle East, the ‘Americanisation’ of global drug policy seems as engrained and as inflexible as ever. → Read More
The war on terror’s methods of mass surveillance and remote warfare are not unique. The US is also addicted to covert tools in its ‘war on drugs’, with disastrous consequences. → Read More
"There has never been a drug-free world, and there never will be one." In this exclusive video-interview, professor Carl Hart discusses the sensationalism and race panic behind the war on drugs in the United States. (17:25 minutes). → Read More
Across the Americas, the model of prohibition has fuelled inequality, bloodshed, and the mass violation of human rights. We need to understand why it has failed. → Read More
Why has drug prohibition had so many negative effects on communities and human rights? What changes are needed? openDemocracy and the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) introduce a new partnership. → Read More