Legal Network Statement to CND

On March 18, 2019, the Legal Network made an oral statement to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs – “Implementation of the international drug control treaties.” 

Thank you, Mr. Chair, for the opportunity to contribute to this discussion regarding the implementation of the international drug control treaties.

For more than 20 years, Member States have recognized, in multiple unanimous resolutions of the General Assembly and of this Commission, that “countering the world drug problem” must be carried out “with full respect for … all human rights and fundamental freedoms.” This was reaffirmed most recently in the Ministerial Declaration adopted by this Commission last week.

However, too often the reality has diverged—and still diverges—from this important commitment.”

For the full text of the statement, please see the download available below.