Recommendations to States on steps to ensure human rights in drug policy at the CND High-level Ministerial Segment on addressing and countering the “world drug problem” and its regular session 14-15 March 2019

Governments have an important opportunity during the 2019 High-level Ministerial Segment and the CND regular session to ensure that the next decade in international drug policy is strongly grounded in human rights principles to ensure that drug control efforts are effectively designed to protect people and do not result in further harm. This briefing contains Amnesty International’s recommendations to all UN Member States to ensure that the Ministerial Declaration adopted at the conclusion of the High-level Ministerial Segment contains strong language to ensure that human rights will be respected and protected during the design and implementation of drug policies and that States’ obligations under international human rights law are upheld in all drug-related matters.

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