4th Human rights and drug policy workshop in East and Southeast Asia 2018
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.15 Oct 2018 | Hong Kong, China
By Centre for Criminology, HKU
The Human Rights and Drug Policy Workshop will be held at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong from October 15 to 19, 2018.
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 familiarize 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.
Call for Applications and scholarships
To apply, please complete the application form and send to Ms. Leona Li/Mavis Yip at firstname.lastname@example.org along with a curriculum vitae. On the last page of the application, you should provide a personal statement that answers why the workshop is relevant to your current activities and what you expect to get out of the workshop.
Applications are due by July 20, 2018.
All finalists are eligible to receive full scholarship support including travel, accommodation (shared double rooms) & meals.Share this on: