The FEDITO BXL asbl and the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) deposited a joint submission, to the United Nations Human Rights Council, on the occasion of upcoming 38th session (in May 2021) of the Universal Periodic Review of Belgium, titled: “Recommendations related to health and people who use drugs”.
LONDRES (2 août 2016) – La société civile du monde entier, y compris d’éminentes ONG de défense des droits humains, demande aux autorités chargées du contrôle des drogues aux Nations Unies de prendre des mesures immédiates pour mettre fin aux exécutions arbitraires de personnes suspectées d’avoir commis des délits liés à la drogue aux Philippines. Depuis le 10 mai 2016, plus de 700 2000 personnes ont été assassinées par la police et la milice aux Philippines pour leur implication supposée dans l’usage ou le trafic de drogues. Ceci, suite la campagne du Président Duterte, récemment élu à la tête du pays, pour éradiquer la criminalité dans les six prochains mois.
The Second International Urban Drug Policy Conference (UDPC2016) is one of the largest international events dedicated to narcotics policies in the urban space. Its goals are the professionalization of urban drug policies, improvement in the quality of cooperation between sectors, the transfer of knowledge between European cities and the promotion and dissemination of urban drug policies based on scientific evidence.
The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) just published the Consensus Statement on Drug Use Under Prohibition. The document is informed by the perspective of those who are so catastrophically impacted by global prohibition and by the so-called ‘war on drugs’: people who use drugs themselves.
This document highlights the outcomes of the war on drugs. It makes clear that the war on drugs is, in reality, a war on people who use drugs, and a war on the communities in which they live. It is a war that has had appalling impacts upon health, welfare, and human rights.
Criminalisation, and the understandings that justify it, have resulted in the rights of people who use drugs […]
Taking drugs is a human right, according to a cross-party group of MPs and peers who want to legalise the possession, purchase and growing of drugs.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform want to use human rights legislation to decriminalise drug use, claiming the “blanket prohibition” drug policy approach has failed.
In a new report it suggests that Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which outlines rights to “private and family life”, could be used by defendants caught with illegal drugs.
It says drug laws needed to “reflect the supremacy of human rights conventions” and suggests that as long as drug taking does not harm others, it should not be a criminal offence.