Open Briefing supports at-risk civil society organisations and activists around the world by ensuring their physical, digital and psychosocial security or through enhancing their campaigns with intelligence and research support.

We focus our resources on supporting human rights defenders, humanitarians and others on the frontlines of civil society and their international allies.

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We believe in creating a more resilient civil society that can protect vulnerable communities and a fragile environment within an increasingly restricted civic space.

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Rehabilitating the war on drugs: Central America and the legalisation debate

4 April 2012

The illicit drugs trade and the militarised government responses are the greatest threats to state and human security in the Americas. This policy briefing outlines a sustainable security alternative to the war on drugs. Read more