The E-Book of Authorities catalogues agreed UN statements and language on a selection of topics, to show the extent of existing international support for evidence-based drug policies.

The objective of the E-Book of Authorities is to help inform international drug policy discussions, debates and negotiations.

The topics covered include:

  • Human rights
  • Harm reduction
  • The death penalty
  • Access to controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes
  • The flexibilities of the UN drug conventions with regards to alternatives to punishment for certain drug offences
  • Cultivation and alternative development
  • Civil society engagement.

This e-tool is an update of the report “Book of Authorities: Building Consensus” from 2009. This new edition is maintained by a coalition of partners including the International Drug Policy Consortium, Harm Reduction International and the Transnational Institute, and funded by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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