Day of Action 2018

City: San Jose
Organisations: ACEID, ILANUD

There was an event entitled Human Rights of People Who Use Drugs. A conversation was held with the presence of the Vice Minister of Public Security and the coordinator of the Social Reinsertion Unit of the Ministry of Justice. The director of ILANUD and several people who use drugs were also present. Participants presented the reality and changes at their institutions in this new government. Civil society organisations presented situations in which people who use drugs might suffer discrimination or rights violations. Suggestions were made in order to introduce the human rights perspective in the institution policies and practices and guarantee human rights to every person.




Day of Action 2017

Several activities were organized by ACEID in collaboration with SSDP from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th June at the University of Costa Rica in the cities of San Jose and San Ramon. On Monday, a conversation was struck up between students on their experiences of drug use and its relationship with the national policy framework. Film screening and further debates followed, including a conference in the Anthropology Departement

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Day of Action 2016

In San Jose, ACEID collaborated with the Public Defender’s office to discuss Criminal Policy, the issue of women incarcerated for drug offences, and the need for drug policy reform, during a seminar held on 7th July at the Supreme Court.


Day of Action 2015

In San Jose, ACEID hosted a national dialogue on drug Policy and human rights from 23rd to 25th June, with a high-level panel discussion on international drug policies action on 26th June, in collaboration with University Santa Paula Occupational Therapy Volunteer Group and Amon Solar / El Sotano.

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Day of Action 2014

On 26th June, ACEID and the Foundation Friedrich Ebert organised a political lunch, during which they presented a paper entitled “Drug policies and public health in Costa Rica”, under the banner of the Support. Don’t Punish campaign. The campaign was well received by the participants, including by public officials and political representatives who participated in the Support. Don’t Punish interactive photo project. On 28th June, ACEID and volunteers from the Equipo de Integración Ocupacional (EIO), the Escuela de Terapia Ocupacional of the Universidad Santa Paula and Arte de Impacto, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Youth (MCJ, Programme of urban culture trends) organised a series of activities. These included an information stand in the Parque España in the centre of San Jose, where information around Support. Don’t Punish was disseminated, in particular around the harms caused by the criminalisation of people who use drugs.

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