Richard Elliott
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Richard Elliott is the Executive Director for the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network ( The Legal Network promotes the human rights of people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally, through research and analysis, advocacy and litigation, public education and community mobilization. The Legal Network is Canada’s leading advocacy organization working on the legal and human rights issues raised by HIV/AIDS, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012.

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Our Drug Policy Shouldn't Be a Criminal Justice Issue

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2015 | 12:23 PM

Finally, after decades of the failed "war on drugs" mentality (an unfortunate 1970s holdover), there could be light at the end of the tunnel.

First, let's clear something up: drug use and dependence, which are not one and the same, are overwhelmingly public health -- not criminal justice...

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Fix a Law for Life: Canada's "Medicines for All" Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 6:17 AM

December 1 is the day activists from around the globe have chosen as an annual reminder of the millions who have died of AIDS and those who continue to be affected by HIV. It also serves as a worldwide call to action to stop the needless spread of the pandemic...

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