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 OHCHR will present the report on the implementation of the joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem with regard to human rights at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council.
UNODC has partnered with Indonesia to assist the country in their move from the practice of imprisoning drug users to instead rehabilitating them in an effort to decrease prison populations and address drug use as a public health topic.
Women4GlobalFund releases a statement on June 26th calling on international governments, researchers, and the Global Fund to protect, support, and advocate for women who use drugs and their universal human rights.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has decided to reinstate the disastrous policy of coca fumigation through using drones and glyphosate, an herbicide that has links to cancer and can critically harm people, especially farmers.