Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice



Human rights in patient care: drug treatment and punishment in Russia
Why Russia’s Heroin Addicts Are Going Through Hell
Could European Court of Human Rights Overturn Russia’s Ban on Drugs to Treat Heroin Dependence?
Prisons as a source of tuberculosis in Russia
Concerns about injectable naltrexone for opioid dependence
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September 19th, 2018

The results of the implementation of the recently closed HIV program in Russia are under a threat due to the ineligibility of country for Global Fund‘s transition funding and unwillingness of the government to support the implemented activities. At the same time there is a chance that Russia could become eligible for Global Fund HIV funding again starting from the next year and could receive an allocation for the next 2020 - 2022 period.

September 12th, 2018

The authors join other international organizations and activists calling for the adoption of the guidelines (a human rights impact assessment tool) to provide the UN human rights treaty bodies and special procedures with clear guidance on how to assess drug policy issues through the prism of international human rights standards.

September 12th, 2018

New report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

September 10th, 2018

In the article authors apply the concept of human rights in patient care to consider the narcologist’s role in punitive drug policy and human rights violations against people who use drugs

August 21st, 2018

"Sir Nicholas Clegg remembers something strange about his time in the UK government. From 2010, when he became deputy prime minister under David Cameron, Sir Nicholas began to speak with his fellow MPs about the country’s approach to illegal drugs and noticed an alarming disconnect between science and politics, evidence and emotion...."

August 6th, 2018

Presentation by Ivan Varentsov (ARF) at AIDS 2018

July 30th, 2018

The Protest march is a tradition of the International AIDS Conference, meant to raise awareness for the multitude of issues that complicate the fight against HIV. This year’s march was themed “Towards Zero Together”.