UN: The promotion and protection of human rights and international drug control: Joint submission

In this joint submission before the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs, Amnesty International and the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy call upon States and UN institutions to recognise international drug control as a thematic human rights concern and to move beyond the current rhetoric, towards institutional commitments that improve international drug policy by ensuring the respect and protection of human rights. The lead up to a new Political Declaration and Plan of Action to be adopted in 2019 is a critical moment to ensure that political commitments to drug control have clear, unambiguous articulations of international human rights law and standards.

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