Legislating for Health and Human Rights: Model Law on Drug Use and HIV/AIDS – Module 2: Treatment for drug dependence

This model law resource is designed to inform and assist policy-makers and advocates as they approach the task of reforming or making laws to meet the legal challenges posed by the HIV epidemic among people who use drugs.

Module 2 contains a prefatory note which discusses the evidence in favour of reforming laws and policies related to treatment for drug dependence, in particular opioid substitution treatment (OST) and which describes relevant international laws and policies, including human rights obligations. This is followed by a section on model statutory provisions. Module 2 concludes with a list of recommended resources.