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.
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.
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.
- Cannabis Digest: Cannabis in Costa Rica – Part 5 – conclusion