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Participants of this roundtable include a chief of criminal policy, a high ranking police colonel who worked in drug law enforcement and the head of the Argentinean Public Defender's Office. The moderator will lead the participants in a discussion of how law enforcement may contribute to a positive response to HIV, human rights, and public health and how the HIV community can engage the criminal justice system in a constructive dialogue. The theme of drug policy will be given a particular attention, focusing on how we may divert drug users from a punitive criminal justice system of over crowded prisons or compulsory drug treatment camps into a public health system that mitigates drug related harms.
Presentations in This Session:
Chair: Tom Lloyd (United Kingdom)
Datuk Zaman (Malaysia)
Vice President, Malaysian AIDS Council
Alexander Zelitchenko, PhD (Kyrgyzstan)
Director of Public Fund Central-Asian Center on Drug Policy, Police Colonel
Geoffrey Monaghan (Russian Federation)
Regional Drug and HIV/AIDS expert in Russia
Questions from Audience and Moderator
Law Enforcement Leaders for Public Health and Rights (.mp3)
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