• Human Rights and Drug Policy in Germany
    Vol. 5 No. 1 (2023)

    The special issue of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Human Rights & Science (JMSHRS) offers a detailed analysis of the current debate on drug policies, cannabis regulation, and human rights in Germany. Experts from the Knowmad Institute and members of LEAP-Deutschland conducted a survey to provide a comprehensive overview of the national and international situation, contributing to the discussion.

    This publication provides a comprehensive view of the current debate on drug policies and human rights in Germany and presents practical recommendations for effective reform.

  • Stigma & Discrimination related to Substance Abuse: Deconstructing sophism's towards Humanitarian Public Policies
    Vol. 3 No. 2 (2021)

    ...International research has documented that stigma and discrimination as one of the main barriers to care in the field of addictions (Room, 2005; Kulesza et al., 2014; Krawczyk et al. Al., 2015; Cama et al., 2016; Yang et al., 2017; Volkow, 2020). Drug users are socially perceived as people incapable of self-control, responsible for their own behavior (Corrigan et al., 2009) and this perception could impact their recovery process and emotional well-being. Exclusion, rejection and other discriminatory practices such as physical and verbal abuse have been identified in drug users attending treatment (Redko et al., 2007; Gueta, 2017; Mora-Ríos et al., 2017, Rafful et al., 2019 ). Likewise, it has been reported in research that stigma and discrimination come not only from the general population, but also from health personnel working in the field of care in this area (Ford, 2011; van Boekel et al., 2013). Persons deprived of liberty, minority groups, migrants and displaced persons also face additional barriers to treatment due to stigma and discrimination (UNODC, 2020)...

    Vol. 3 No. 1 (2021)

    Social justice, human dignity and sustainability are perceived as the most fundamental values – Freedom, Equality and Fraternity – underlying the Charter of the United Nations.

    Undoubtedly, the health emergency due to COVID-19, declared pandemic in March 2020, has been an event that has tested each of the countries, both in their health and emergency systems, as well as in the respect for the Rule of Law and Human Dignity.

    The ineffectiveness of governments in enforcing mobility restrictions has brought with it other serious consequences, labor rights are being seriously affected and family economies with them.

    It is believed that verifiable data, together with public awareness of the particularly worrying effects of the crisis, will serve as a basis for combating human rights violations.

    The objective of this independent observatory is to collect and analyze allegations of human rights violations during the confinement resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and to prepare a report for submission to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

    Considering the systematic violations of human rights in the context of the current health crisis, the Knowmad Institut is working with partner organizations and volunteers on a record of violations based on complaints, photographs and videos posted on Twitter.

  • Education Under Occupation
    Vol. 2 No. 1-4 (2020)

    This issue reflects on the significance of human dignity in education, as well as evaluates a perspective on the evolution of the perception of plant-based medicines. Human dignity is a fundamental ethical precept that demands respect for the right to life, to one's own existence and to freedom. It is the ability of an individual to feel dignified and respected by others. It is fundamental to our social functioning. Dignity encompasses certain rights, such as freedom of expression, thought, movement, peaceful assembly, as well as third and fourth generation human rights.

  • Bitcoin & Dignidad Humana
    Vol. 2 No. 5 (2020)

    Este escrito surge ante la falta de un texto que ilumine la historia de bitcoin más desde una perspectiva sobre la dignidad humana y menos desde los negocios o el desarrollo técnico. Se sugiere la lectura de este escrito para iniciarse y descubrir facetas más sociales de lo que implica bitcoin, los aspectos relacionados a la dignidad humana y el desarrollo sostenible. De dónde viene y hacia donde puede ir, si cada uno/a de nosotros/as toma acción.

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    Drug Policy, Novel Foods and the Medicalization of Death
    Vol. 1 No. 1-4 (2019)

    The Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Human Rights & Science arises from the urgency to promote open science due to current global challenges that interconnect science, technology and society. We offer the research community publication and discovery services of selected open research products in the fields of human rights, sustainable development, ethnobotany, new technologies, special populations and drug policy.