International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy (HRDP)

Side Event: Human Rights in Action: Implementing the International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy

Organized by the Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights with the support of Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Uruguay, and the Council of Europe, the European Union, the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, the United Nations Development Programme and the World Health Organization …

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Side Event: Human Rights Compliant and Gender Sensitive Criminal Justice Responses to Drug Problem: Way Forward – Kyoto Crime Congress 2020

Organized by Mexico, Norway and Switzerland, and European Union, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, United Nations Development Programme and World Health Organization Zaved Mahmood, OHCHR: The Doha Declaration had one specific paragraph on drug related issues. Trying …

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Side Event: Bringing human rights to the forefront of drug policy: development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

Organized by the Governments of Germany, Malta and Norway and the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe. Keith Azzopardi, Permanent Representative of Malta: right to life needs to be respected under all circumstances; Pompidou Group documents “Drug Policy and Human Rights” are available. Friedrich Däuble, Permanent Representative of Germany: German drug policy approach fully includes human …

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CND Intersessional Meeting – 11 October: Operational recommendations on crosscutting issues: Human rights, youth, children, women and communities

Chair: International Centre Human Rights and Drug Policy can fit in the chapter to be discussed now, so it will be shown during this thematic discussion. We now focus on crosscutting issues: Human rights, youth, children, women and communities. The OHCHR is represented in the room and it’s a pleasure. Valerie Lebeaux, Justice Section, UNODC: …

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Side Event (HRC Panel): The right to health: addressing the drug control barriers hindering access to controlled medicines

Ruth Dreifuss (GCDP): HRC can organise adequate response to this problem. Policies building on repression have unintended consequences.  Time has come to recognise that the problem cannot be solved without shift in priorities.  Real aims are not to be reached without deep policy changes.  In this report, the Commission is advocating for scientific evidence. Human …

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