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How can I find additional resources about harm reduction and human rights?
To further your understanding on the topic of Harm Reduction and human rights, a list of commonly used resources has been compiled and organized into the following categories:
Declarations and Resolutions: UN
Declarations and Resolutions: non-UN
- Dublin Declaration of Action (2004)
The declaration on HIV and AIDS in prisons in Europe and Central Asia focuses on the magnitude of the HIV and AIDS problem in prisons and the rights of prisoners to an environment free of excess risk of infection. This includes policies and programs aimed at reducing spread and impact of disease as well as health care equal to that available outside of prisons.
Source: www.eu2004.ie/templates/document_file.asp?id=7000 especially principle 6, articles 1, 10, 11
- Vancouver Declaration (2006)
Following the International Conference onthe Reduction of Drug Related Harm, an advocacy group wrote and released a declaration describing the prejudice they face as drug users around the world. They also documented their collective goals to overcome this prejudice.
- The GIPA Principles (2004)
The Principles of Greater Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS were derived from a principle embedded in the Paris AIDS Summit Declaration of 1994. This Declaration acknowledged the central role of people living with HIV in education and care, and in the design and implementation of national and international policies and programs in order to successfully tackle HIV/AIDS. It also acknowledged that, for positive people to take on a greater role in the response, they need increased support.
- Resolution of William J. Bratton, Chief of Police, Los Angeles, California (2005)
This declaration from the LA Chief of Police reaffirmed the dedication of the Los Angeles Police Department to reduce the spread of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV through existing syringe exchange programs in the city.
- Manifesto of People Who Use Drugs
This Manifesto is included in the booklet “Nothing About Us Without Us — Greater, Meaningful Involvement of People Who Use Illegal Drugs: A public health, ethical, and human rights imperative”.
- Baer, Singer and Susser. The Pursuit of Health as a Human Right: Health Praxis and the Struggle for a Healthy World. In Baer, Singer and Susser. Medical Anthropology and the World System (second edition). Westport, Connecticut: Praeger (Chapter 7, pp. 169-226), 2003.
- Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Preventing HIV Infection among Injecting Drug Users in High-risk Countries. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 2006.
- International Harm Reduction Development. Delivering HIV Care and Treatment for People Who Use Drugs: Lessons from Research and Practice, 2006.
- International Harm Reduction Development. Protecting the Human Rights of Injection Drug Users: the Impact of HIV/AIDS. New York, NY: Open Society Institute, 2005.
- Malinowska-Sempruch, K. & Gallagher, S. War on Drugs, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights. New York, NY: International Debate Education Association, 2004.
- Marlatt, G. A. (Ed.) Harm reduction around the world. A brief history. Harm reduction. Pragmatic strategies for managing high-risk behaviour. New York: Guilford Press (Chapter 2, pp. 30-48), 1998.
- Riley, D. & O’Hare, R. Harm reduction: History, definition and practice. In J. A. Inciardi & L. D. Harrison (Ed.), Harm Reduction. National and International Perspectives (pp. 1-26). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2000.
- WHO. Evidence for Action: Effectiveness of community-based outreach in preventing HIV/AIDS among injecting drug users. Geneva, 2004.
- Wolfe, D. Malinowska-Sempruch, K. Illicit Drug Policies and the Global HIV Epidemic, Effects of UN and National Government Approaches, Open Society Institute, 2004.
Reports, key articles, and other documents
- Betteridge, G. Prisoners’ health and human rights in the HIV/AIDS epidemic — HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review 9(3), December 2004.
- Burris, S., Blankenship, K.M, Donoghoe, M., Sherman, S., Vernick, J.S., Case, P., Lazzarini, Z., & Koester, S. (2004) Addressing the "Risk Environment" for Injection Drug Users: The Mysterious Case of the Missing Cop. The Milbank Quarterly 82 (1), 125–156.
- Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (2006). Legislating for Health and Human Rights: Model Law on Drug Use and HIV/AIDS.
Source: www.aidslaw.ca/publications/publicationsdocEN.php?ref=620 - 8 modules
- Elliott, R. Harm Reduction, HIV/AIDS, and the Human Rights Challenge to Global Drug Control Policy — Health and Human Rights: An International Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2005.
- IHRA’s 50 Best Collections Overview. These collections highlight around 50 papers in each area of harm reduction which best summarize the evidence-base, reasoning and justification for harm reduction interventions and approaches.
- Judit Fridli, (2003, Spring). Harm reduction is human rights. Harm Reduction News, 4(1), 3, 17. (Newsletter of International Harm Reduction Development Program, Open Society Institute).
- Jürgens, Ralf. Betteridge, Glenn (2005) Prisoners Who Inject Drugs: A Public Health and Human Rights Imperative, 8(2) Health and Human Rights.
- Lines, Rick. (2006). From equivalence of standards to equivalence of objectives: The entitlement of prisoners to health care standards higher than those outside prisons. International Journal of Prisoner Health. 2(4): p. 269-280.
- Sarang, A. Stuikyte, R., Bykov, R. (2007) Implementation of harm reduction in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. International Journal of Drug Policy. 18 (2): p.129-135.
Human Rights Watch reports
International Journal of Drug Policy (search “human rights”; example):
- Cohen, J. and Csete, J. (2006) As strong as the weakest pillar: Harm reduction, law enforcement and human rights. International Journalof DrugPolicy. 17(2): Pages 101-103.
Blogs and list-serves