Deadline: 7 August 2016
The Open Society Foundations is seeking applicants for its Human Rights and Drug Policy Workshop with an aim to focus on the identification and understanding of human rights, including those that have their basis in international agreements and laws and on an evaluation and assessment of the gap between rights and practice in the implementations of drug policies in the Asia–Pacific context.
The Human Rights and Drug Policy Workshop will be held at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong from October 31 to November 5, 2016.
- Current drug trends, international drug control systems, and impacts in Asia–Pacific
- Human rights and drug control
- Lessons learned and best practices of drug policy in Asia
- Public health and harm reduction
- Women and drug policy
- Site visits in Hong Kong to harm reduction and treatment centers
All finalists are eligible to receive full scholarship support including travel, accommodation (shared double rooms) & meals.
- The following are encouraged to apply:
- Foreign service delegates working on national and international drug policy
- Government staff working on drug policy and health
- Individuals from civil society working in public health, human rights, development, journalism, law, public policy, etc., with an interest in drug policy
- Researchers and junior faculty
- Individuals from countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia are encouraged to apply.
- While priority is given to those working on drug policy, no prior knowledge of human rights or drug policy is required to apply.
How to Apply
Applicants must download the application form via given website.
East Asia: China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, Mongolia
Southeast Asia: Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
For more information, please visit Human Rights and Drug Policy Workshop.