July 8, 2004

NOT ENOUGH GRAVES:

The War on Drugs, HIV/AIDS, and Violations of Human Rights

I. SUMMARY..
II. RECOMMENDATIONS
To the government of Thailand:
To the United Nations and all international donors to Thailand:
III. METHODS
IV. HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN THE WAR ON DRUGS
Promotion of violence by government officials
Extrajudicial Killings
Case Studies
Blacklisting of drug suspects without due process
Government investigation of human rights abuses
Violence and breaches of due process by Thai police
V. HIV/AIDS AND OTHER HEALTH IMPACTS OF THE WAR ON DRUGS
Background on HIV/AIDS and injection drug use in Thailand
Coerced drug treatment and rehabilitation
Driving drug users "underground"
Penalties for syringe possession
Dangerous practices fostered in detention facilities
State and international response to health impact of the war on drugs
Injection drug use and the human right to health
VI. CONCLUSION...
APPENDIX A: Prime Minister's orders establishing the war on drugs
APPENDIX B: Sample of summons order for drug suspects (Translation)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS