This IDPC advocacy note raises some persisting concerns and proposes some additional comments and recommendations intended to support the ongoing negotiations process around the UNGASS outcome document.
In this report, IDPC offers recommendations based on evidence and examples of good practice to inform a shift in policy responses to drug use in Asia away from criminalisation and punishment, and towards public health and harm reduction.
This IDPC advocacy note offers some reflections and recommendations on the negotiation process itself, and some general proposals on the overarching tone that should be reflected in the final document.
A number of human rights organisations, including the IDPC and Harm Reduction International, have released a joint statement calling on member states to abolish the death penalty for drug related offences at the upcoming UNGASS.
It has been another momentous year for IDPC and we hope that you will enjoy reading this latest progress report that gives an overview of our activities and key achievements during the period April 2014 to March 2015.
This Q&A was prepared by Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty ahead of World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October 2015.