The Drug War Undermines Security and Development - COUNT THE COSTS SERIES

Please watch and share the latest of our Count the Costs campaign movie serials!

Those countries where there is little economic infrastructure and the political system is instable are becoming havens for drug traffickers. For many decades, the United Nations has relied on the eradication of drug crops, interdiction of trafficking and strengthening the military and law enforcement agencies to fight this menace, but policies based on the prohibitionist drug conventions have led to disastrous consequences. The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) is one of the NGOs which have mounted a campaign to count the costs of the global drug war, that is, to urge governments to undertake a transparent review of current drug policies. With our "Count the Costs" movie series we are contributing to the campaign goals by highlighting the devastating negative effects of global prohibition.

Please visit the Count the Costs campaign website and join us!

Posted by Peter Sarosi

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The HCLU won two prizes at the Hungarian Kreatív Web Video Contest

We won the prize for the best Web Video documentary at the Hungarian Kreatív Magazine's Annual contest, and we won the grand prize, a GoPro camera, for our humane approach to the issues we deal with.

The HCLU's movies shared a Special Award at the Hégető Honorka Prize ceremony

The aim of the Prize is to acknowledge television and online video works aimed at highlighting the problems of marginalised groups, and raising public and media awareness. It is a big honour for us to be awarded this prize in 2013.

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The aim of the Make your voice heard! project of the HCLU is to facilitate advocacy skills of Roma communities. Therefore, the HCLU trains Romani activists in freedom of information and in participatory rights. This obtained knowledge will help them gain insight into local decision-making processes. By having access to data of public interest and exercising participatory rights, their situation will improve so they can reach the social level of the less underprivileged majority.