IDPC highlights how the increasing involvement of UN human rights entities in drug policy debates has paved the way for greater, yet still insufficient, consideration of health, human rights and development.
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights urged Guatemala and Italy to bring their drug policies in line with international human rights standards, including in relation to the decriminalisation of drug use.
HRI, IDPC and CDPE shed light on the impacts of punitive drug policies on racialised communities, including in relation to policing and criminalisation, and to limited access to health, harm reduction, treatment and social services.
IDPC & Amnesty International urge the Special Rapporteur on Cambodia and the Human Rights Council to urge the Cambodian government to significantly reduce arbitrary detention and incarceration, including through reviewing and amending punitive drug policies.
This statement was delivered by Recovering Nepal on the occasion of the adoption of the recommendations derived the Universal Periodic Review of Nepal by the Human Rights Council, during the 47th session of the Council held in June-July 2021.