Human Rights and Drug Control Policy

Increasingly, human rights monitors, mechanisms and NGOs have begun to focus on drug policies and their impact on human rights protections, but this rarely happens in a connected or thematic way. These briefing papers are intended to provide a basic overview of some of the core human rights issues related to drug control efforts and to show how they interconnect, and to spark a discussion of how international human rights law can be engaged to address a range of human rights concerns raised by drug enforcement laws, policies, and practices.

  1. Harm Reduction
  2. Drugs, Criminal Laws and Policing Practices
  3. Harm Reduction in Places of Detention
  4. Compulsory Drug Treatment
  5. Controlled Essential Medicines
  6. Crop Eradication

Spanish and Chinese versions are available here.

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