Human Rights and the Drug War (HRDW)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: PO Box 1716, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Country: United States of America
Region: Northern America
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Drug Treatment
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Victim Protection
  • Criminal Justice

  • Other:'Human Rights'
Short description:
To bring attention to the drug war prisoners and their families by showing their photos and telling their stories, to educate the public on sentencing laws and methods by which the Drug War is operating in the United States, and to advocate to adherence to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which would treat drugs as a public health rather than a criminal justice issue.
HRDW advocates adherence to human rights law (especially as outlined by the Universal Declaration of Human Human Rights and the Drug War has set up photo exhibitions at venues across the United States, and in places in Canada and Europe. We have participated in conferences, forums, government activities, and educational settings since 1995. We have disseminated information and published two well-received book on the subject, Shattered Lives: Portraits from America's Drug War (Creative Xpressions, 1998, 2000) and Human Rights and the US Drug War (Creative Xpressions, 1999, 2001).

Rights and harm reduction practices to prevent drug use and crime. We advocate for the regulation, taxation, and legalization of drugs (various models, depending on the drug) to get the crime out of it and to prevent minors from getting involved with drugs. We also disseminate drug education materials.

HRDW believes in the legalisation rather than the penalisation of drugs.
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