Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice

ARF Advocacy:  ARF international advocacy

April 9th, 2016

ARF, CALN and a number of their partner organizations approached UNAIDS as a co-organizer of EECAAC 2016 asking to share its for mitigating the obvious negative human rights and health consequences of Russia’s non-evidence-based and harmful approach to responding to the epidemic at both the country and regional levels.

March 15th, 2016

In anticipation of UNGASS 2016, Russia is creating international alliances to promote its vision of drug demand and drug supply reduction. Countries that Russia approaches for participating in these or similar “common positions” should be aware of Russia’s outdated, ineffective, unscientific, and repressive drug policy.

February 2nd, 2016

The submission is written jointly by Harm Reduction International, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network, Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.

October 18th, 2015

In Russia, discriminatory drug policies and their practical applications continue to fuel the spread of HIV by targeting those least able to defend themselves. And we say NO to Russian drug policy. Read more about why and how...

June 19th, 2015

In May 2015 members of the Russian Civil Society Mechanism for Monitoring of Drug Policy Reforms in Russia, with technical assistance of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation drafted and submitted to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights a paper named "Russian Drug Policy as a Distorting Reflection of the UN Drug Conventions: Stigmatizing Language, Overreliance on Punitive Restrictions, Indifference to Human Rights, and Obliteration of Science".

April 2nd, 2015

UN Human Rights Committee came up with a recommendations to Russia concerning systematic tortures of drug users in custody

March 17th, 2015

Yesterday in Geneva within its 113 Session the UN Human Rights Committee considered State reports of a number of countries on the implementation of their obligations in accordance with the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights. On of the reports considered was of Russian Federation. The representatives of non-government organizations which submitted their Shadow […]

March 3rd, 2015

New UN report highlights ongoing conflicts on the death penalty for drugs: as countries ramp up executions, UN drugs meeting in Vienna to be scene of heightened debate

May 23rd, 2014

The focus of the Shadow Report is violation by Russian Federation of the rights and freedoms of people who use drugs.

May 8th, 2014

....although people say that UNAIDS obviously used the same text to respond to at least 3 letters expressing concerns related to UNAIDS’s engagement and support for the EECAAC...........