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Legal aid works! Harm reduction and legal services in Poltava, Ukraine

“Drug users’ inability to protect their rights makes them easy targets for extortion and false arrest by law enforcement officials,” writes Maxim Demchenko, a lawyer from Poltava. In response, a legal aid project supported by the Open Society Public Health Program’s Law and Health Initiative (LAHI) and International Harm Reduction Development Program (IHRD) has succeeded in defending drug users against criminal charges and changing the attitudes of some police officers.

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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Criminal Justice, Health, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Tool Type: Reports / Research Method: Research Languages: English Regions: Europe