StoptheDrugWar.org's Rule of Law program (previously referred to as our Philippines program) engages serious human rights abuses in the global drug war.
November brought some hope with the release of Philippine former senator Leila de Lima (protest photo from Feb. 2018)
There were signs of progress on the global drug policy front in 2023, but drug war brutality endures.
A leading critic of former Philippines President Duterte's drug war has been freed from prison after being jailed for nearly seven years on bogus drug charges, Vietnam sentences 18 people to death for drug offenses, and more.
We celebrate the release of former Senator Leila de Lima on bail, and hope for the speedy dismissal of her case.
Amsterdam Bans Outdoor Pot Smoking in Red Light District, AK Drug Sentencing Bill Advances, More... (5/15/23)
The House passes a bill to fund research into the veterinary-drug-turned-fentanyl-supplement Xylazine, a former Filipina president introduces a medical marijuana bill, and more.
NH Senate Kills Legal Pot Bill, Philippines Drug War Critic Acquitted on Drug Charge, More... (5/12/23)
New Hampshire's governor changes his tune on marijuana legalization, the Connecticut House approves psilocybin decriminalization, and more.
"The Continuing Detention of Senator Leila de Lima," side event at UN Human Rights Council, Geneva and Online
Our first side event at the Human Rights Council in Geneva took place in early October, and featured supporters of the long-imprisoners Philippine Senator.
San Francisco DA Brooke Jenkins is moving to crack down on open air drug use and selling in the Tenderloin. (Creative Commons)
San Francisco DA's Misdemeanor Drug Crackdown, Philippine Rejects ICC Investigation into Drug War Killings, More... (9/9/22)
Seattle makes a move on marijuana equity, Bolivian coca growers get rowdy, and more.
Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Jared Huffman (D-OR) have a plan to help small marijuana producers. (Creative Commons)
Bolivia coca conflict continues, the back and forth over the Arkansas marijuaan legalization also continues, and more.
A parallel event to the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development takes on the future of the Philippines drug war now that Duterte is gone.