New York States Passes Important Legislation for Justice

Click to expand Image Melissa Moore of Drug Policy Alliance (M) speaks at a rally in support of the Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) alongside supporters of the bill on the steps on New York City Hall on November 21, 2019. © 2019 Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden/Sipa via AP Images On Wednesday, the US state of New […]

US: House Votes to End Marijuana Prohibition

Click to expand Image Supporters hold flags near the Capitol in Washington, DC, during a rally in favor of marijuana legalization on April 24, 2017. © AP Photo/Alex Brandon (Washington, DC) – The passage of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act) in the House of Representatives on December 4, 2020, is a […]

Another Spike in Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Deaths

Click to expand Image Police officers secure the road leading to the House of Representatives ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA), July 27, 2020 in Metro Manila, Philippines. © 2020 AP Photo/Aaron Favila Last week, the Philippine government released new statistics on the country’s “war on drugs,” showing that […]

Philippines: Free Senator; End Attacks on Rights Defenders

Expand Jailed Senator Leila de Lima votes during the midterm elections in Paranaque, Philippines, May 13, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo (Manila) – Philippine authorities should immediately release Senator Leila de Lima, who has been detained for three years, and drop the politically motivated charges against her, Amnesty International, FORUM-ASIA, and Human Rights Watch said […]

Philippine Vice President Could Score a ‘Drug War’ Win

Expand Philippine Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, center, poses with supporters at Manila’s Rizal Park, December 30, 2018 in Manila, Philippines. © 2018 AP Photo/Bullit Marquez No one was surprised when Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said recently that the country’s “war on drugs,” in which police have admitted to killing more than 5,500 people, was […]

Sri Lanka: Don’t End Death Penalty Moratorium

Expand Visiting Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shake hands following the welcoming ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at the Presidential Palace grounds in Manila, Philippines.  © 2019 AP Photo/Bullit Marquez (New York) – The Sri Lankan government should drop plans to resume executions, which would end an unofficial 43-year […]