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The imposition of death penalty sentences and executions for drug offences contravene international human rights law. However as of 2015, 33 countries retain the death penalty for drug offences, and at least ten countries impose it as a mandatory sentence, with seven countries still actively executing people convicted of drug offences. For more information, check the IDPC Drug policy Guide.

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