This Conference will gather lawyers, judges, diplomats and representatives from intergovernmental organizations working at the international level to identify best practices in terms of abolitionist and reductionist strategies.
To mark the International “Support Don’t Punish” Day of Action on 26 June, the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Abolition of the Death Penalty invite you to Human Rights, the Death Penalty and International Drug Control: Avenues for UK action.
UN human rights and drug control bodies now recognize that the death penalty for drugs violates international law, but a number of states parties to the drug control treaties argue that capital drug laws are a permissible sanction.
This paper provides an insight into Malaysian drug policies and the environment in which the national response to drugs has been developing in terms of harm reduction, prisons, drug treatment, law enforcement responses and civil society participation. An analysis of the situation concludes…
Hundreds of drug offenders are executed annually and the number likely tops 1,000 if figures from countries that don't disclose their death penalty data are included, according to this new IHRA report.
In December 2010, the Bombay High Court concluded arguments in a case challenging the constitutional validity of Section 31A of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 that imposes a mandatory death sentence for drug offences upon subsequent conviction.
On 23rd June, the Bombay High Court admitted a petition challenging the constitutionality of Section 31 A of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act) that prescribes a mandatory death sentence for certain drug offences upon subsequent conviction.