Case studies examining alternative approaches to punitive drug policies and incarceration

As the world observes International Human Rights Day in December, global drug policies continue to result in widespread human rights abuses, including the devastation of families and communities as a result of harsh prison sentencing, inhuman treatment by police, and other policies that increase suffering. Fortunately, there are initiatives that promote a more effective and humane approach.

The series of case studies, produced by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) and Dejusticia, are aimed at highlighting innovative approaches to drug policy and criminal justice reform worldwide.

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