Penal Reform International, the International Drug Policy Consortium and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network underscore the urgency of criminal justice reform to reduce negative impact of drug control on human rights.
IDPC evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, assessing progress made towards the 2019 goals and concluding on the need to move away from punitive approaches.
IDPC outlines the key issues for consideration by member states as they reflect on what has been achieved since the adoption of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action and the implications for the next phase of the international drug policy regime.
IDPC outlines the key drug policy developments in India since the UNGASS Outcome Document was adopted in 2016, which highlights health and human rights concerns in relation to both drugs and drug policies.
Across 56 countries and territories the death penalty, in many cases, is still arbitrarily applied - with Egypt executing 9 political prisoners on the 20th of February whilst Iran continues to execute children.
The intersessional meeting this autumn will focus on the expansion and diversification of drugs and drug markets, the historic rise of supply and demand, and the growing public health issues related to opioid use.