Historically, drug laws and their enforcement have resulted in multiple forms of human rights abuses. It is becoming increasingly clear that the human rights obligations to which countries have signed up must be applied in the area of drug policy, and the principles of health and human rights fully integrated into the international drug control system.
The Truth Commission describe their experiences and processes in 23 countries around the world in order to understand the reason for the internal armed conflict and its persistence and to recognise the impact on its victims.
The Taskforce's recommendations focus on extending the reach and engagement in emergency responses, maximising support, and addressing vulnerability —the report acknowledges that criminalisation is harmful.
This collection of papers on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 'UN Joint Statement on Compulsory Drug Detention and Rehabilitation Centres' offers pathways for concerted action to achieve health and human rights for all people whose lives involve drugs.
The UNHCHR stresses the importance of removing punitive legal and policy frameworks; reducing stigma and discrimination; and addressing gender inequalities and related violence to achieve global commitments in relation to HIV 2030.
24 human rights experts co-sign this compelling call for Member States and international bodies to supersede their current drug policies with a comprehensive, restorative and reintegrative justice approach.