Penal Reform International (PRI)

Side event: Ensuring more proportionate, humane and effective approaches to drug policy

Nathalie Peter, Uruguay. Today, we focus on the importance of ensuring more humane and proportionate drug policies. Prison overcrowding and human rights violations have been a direct result of disproportionate penalties. In this event we provide an overview of the concept of proportionality, offer best practice examples and recommendations for reform. Gloria Lai, IDPC. I will speak …

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Side event: Towards the abolition of the death penalty for drug offences

Side event organised by Harm Reduction International, Reprieve, Amnesty International, Penal Reform International and the International Drug Policy Consortium. Maria Phelan, Harm Reduction International. The death penalty continues to be a very prominent issue in the debate today. Luiz Guilherme Mendes de Paiva, Brazil. Last year we had some interesting conversations around the death penalty. We were in …

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Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation

OPENING SEGMENT H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly Welcome to the IISC in support of the UNGASS meeting. UNGASS is a major event in the 2016 GA calendar. What we are facing in these discussions is a transnational threat represented by the world drug problem and representing the common challenge and …

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