Applications are now open for the ‘Asian Human Rights and Drug Policy Program‘ to be held at Jodhpur National University (JNU) in Jodhpur, India, from September 17-28, 2012.
The following month, LSE IDEAS will host a public event on October 23, 2012, looking at the history of international drug control. IDEAS will also be releasing a report at this event looking at the evolution of the international control system and examining potential routes to reform.
The JNU course aims to situate drug policies globally within a framework of fundamental human rights, and to assess the extent to which country and international drug policies fail to meet human rights standards. Discussion will focus partly on the identification and understanding of human rights, including those that have their basis in international agreements and laws, and in part on evaluation and assessment of the gap between rights and practice in the implementation of drug policies in many countries and regions.
Applications are invited from masters and PhD students, junior faculty, research staff in universities and other institutions and professionals from the field of Public Health. The deadline for applications is August 20, 2012. Click here for more information about the course and how to apply.