2016

Day of Action 2016

In Bangkok on 24th June, an advocacy event was held with the Minister of Justice to discuss a revised draft Code abolishing criminal penalties, in particular to call for the removal of punishment for people who use drugs and the adoption of a health approach towards drug use. A panel discussion was also organised with a film screening of Michael Moore’s movie ‘Where to invade next?’.

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2013

Day of Action 2013

At the occasion of the “Support.Don’t Punish” Day of Action, members of the Thai Civil Society Coalition for Harm Reduction (12D Network), human rights activists and people who use drugs attended a street rally to raise awareness of the harms caused by the war on drugs.

They gathered at the front of Government House in Bangkok, holding banners demanding drug policy reforms to end the criminalisation of drug use, human rights violations against people who use drugs and compulsory detention.

The 12D Network had prepared a letter to the Prime Minister, Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, demanding that the government reformits drug control policies. On her behalf, the Secretary -General of the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), Pol. Gen. Pongsapat Pongcharoen, met with the 12D Network at the rally and officially received the letter.

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