Human Dignity Observatory / #QuarantineWithoutAbuse

The visibility of human rights violations contributes to the strengthening of democracy and the defense of the rule of law. The political and social impact as a tool we are developing for human rights defenders and researchers.

All the information will be available under a Creative Commons license, so the whole project is Open Data.

Medicinal Plants: From Sanitary Fallacy to Medicine of the Future

This contribution is a brief review of the prohibition of psychoactive substances, mainly of medicinal plants at an international level, finding that the westernization of knowledge presents one of the obstacles when applying ancestral knowledge about herbal medicines.
In addition, it looks at the intersections between the fourth industrial revolution, the use of psychedelics and mental health.

Keywords: Psychedelics, Mental Health, Human Rights

The Knowmad Institut is Painted Orange Against Rape

This November 25 the Knowmad Institut is painted orange and joins the Generation Equality in the 16-day campaign promoted by UN Women. This year the campaign focuses on raising awareness about rape, which in many countries is an epidemic. “Sexual violence against women and girls is rooted in centuries of male domination. Let’s not forget…

In the name of the “Drug War”

Building on the continuing broad support for the drug war, Duterte announced last year with his Philippine Anti-Illegal Drugs Strategy (PADS) “drug-free communities by 2022” .
In this article, I present some of the effects of this anti-drug campaign based on perspectives on the affected communities, on justifications and impacts of the killings and on functions of the most prominent drug allegedly to be extinguished.

The Prohibitionist Psychosis and its Constitutional Implications

Book Presentation: Author: Roar Mikalsen, Norway  AROD – Alliance for Right-Oriented Drug policies. [aux_button label=”Click Here To Download The Book” size=”medium” icon_align=”center” color_name=”dark-gray” border=”” style=”” icon=”download” link=”https://knowmadinstitut.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/HUMAN-RISING-2018-PDF.pdf” target=”_blank”] “Tracing the Spirit of Freedom as it moves through the centuries, this book ties the prohibitionist experiment to other totalitarian endeavors. Arguing from a perspective of First…

Sacred Plants and Mental Health in Latin America

Sacred plants have a number of phenomena that revolve around their ritual and medicinal use, as
well as being seen as carrying a bond with the sphere of the sacred. México is the country that has
the greatest diversity of sacred plants in the Americas because its indigenous groups have a
magical-religious relationship with them.
In the beginning of the study of sacred plants, psilocybin, mescaline and ergotamine began to be
classified as classical psychedelics, this categorization was of great help to psychiatry and
neuroscience in the 1950s and 1960s.

Meet our Research Manager

Gloria is social scientist, currently working with research, research management and consulting. A passionate defender of human rights and individual freedoms, she has participated and helped in the construction of different social movements in Brazil. Her research interests are varied and include processes of stigmatization and medicalization, urban lifestyles, feminism, gender performativity, motherhood and mothering…

Analysis of the 40th and 41st ECDD reviews outcomes and the INCB’s update on Cannabis.

The European Institute of Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Sciences – Knowmad Institut together with our sister organization FAAAT present: The CRIMSON DIGEST Volume 2 Analysis of the 40th and 41st ECDD reviews outcomes and the INCB’s update on Cannabis. Author: Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli. Contributors: Martin Díaz Velásquez, Farid Ghehiouèche, Amy Case King and…

Barcelona Declaration

In 2019, February more than 40 womxn from Europe and Central Asia met in Barcelona to work together on intersectional feminism, drug policy, harm reduction and human rights, where the Barcelona Declaration was initiated. The Barcelona Declaration On International Women’s Day 2019, we declare that the War On Drugs is a war on Womxn Who…

UN Global Compact – a good start but more policies are needed

by Marco Perduca, Science for Democracy & Guido Long, Associazione Luca Coscioni The Global Compact on Migration is an international agreement negotiated under United Nations guidance, with the aim of addressing “all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner”. It was approved by the UN General Assembly in December 2018 with 152…