The Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) presents Matrix for analysing trends in human rights violations against people who use drugs. The purpose of this Matrix is to facilitate the analysis of documented human right violations by grouping violations into strategic blocks that are easy to use for the subsequent reporting to human rights treaty bodies and/or as part of follow-up advocacy at national level; and to equip human rights activists with knowledge/skills in how to prepare/ write reports for a human right body. The Matrix aligns the analysis with the environment in which human rights treaty bodies and national governments develop human rights practices, surrounded and mediated by community-led monitoring.
The assessment of each block of violations corresponds to state human rights obligations according to international human rights covenants and, where appropriate, specific human rights conventions. Each item in a block can become the subject matter of simultaneous assessments under different sections of international treaties.