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States must reaffirm their commitment to human rights during the next UN Special Session on Drugs and halt violations committed in the name of drug control: Amnesty International’s public statement

, Index number: IOR 40/3491/2016

Amnesty International urges UN Member States, ahead of the next inter-sessional meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), to ensure that the respect and protection of human rights are an integral part of the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs and its Outcome Document. More than a month after formal negotiations began in Vienna, crucial references to human rights are still absent from the current draft Outcome Document, while certain recommendations fall below international human rights law and standards.

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