This report, co-authored by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Harm Reduction International, Human Rights Watch, and the Open Society Foundations, documents some of the abuses perpetrated in the name of drug rehabilitation.
Many of the debates in Vienna revolve around the consistency of CND policies and decisions with existing UN conventions, declarations and mandates. This resource book gives easy access to the relevant texts, and explains how they can be used to improve the outcome of the review.
This report includes a wide range of examples in which human rights standards and norms are infringed as a result of state activities pursued in the name of drug control. This clearly demonstrates the need for close attention to this issue within the UN system.