Joint United Nations statement on ending discrimination in health care settings

Reviewing and repealing punitive laws that have been proven to have negative health outcomes and that counter established public health … Continue reading Joint United Nations statement on ending discrimination in health care settings

International cooperation to address and counter the world drug problem. (Omnibus Resolution A/C.3/71/L.10/Rev.1)

Also encourages Member States to consider alternatives to incarceration, conviction and punishment where appropriate and in accordance with the three … Continue reading International cooperation to address and counter the world drug problem. (Omnibus Resolution A/C.3/71/L.10/Rev.1)

Joint Open Letter by UN Agencies on the occasion of the UNGASS

While the 1988 UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances allows for alternatives to conviction and … Continue reading Joint Open Letter by UN Agencies on the occasion of the UNGASS

Resolution 59/1. Our joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem (UNGASS outcome document)

(j) Encourage the development, adoption and implementation, with due regard to national, constitutional, legal and administrative systems, of alternative or … Continue reading Resolution 59/1. Our joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem (UNGASS outcome document)

Outcome of the panel discussion on the impact of the world drug problem on the enjoyment of human rights (A/HRC/31/45)

Mr. Lale-Demoz said there was a need to recognize that drug use and associated health conditions, such as HIV, hepatitis … Continue reading Outcome of the panel discussion on the impact of the world drug problem on the enjoyment of human rights (A/HRC/31/45)

Resolution 59/7. Promotion of proportionate sentencing for drug related offences of an appropriate nature in implementing drug control policies

Noting that some member states may provide alternative measures to prosecution or imprisonment which do not entail any impunity, in … Continue reading Resolution 59/7. Promotion of proportionate sentencing for drug related offences of an appropriate nature in implementing drug control policies