Harm Reduction International statements on drug policy and human rights to the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council

Date: 03 February 2020

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Ahead of the 43rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (24 February – 20 March 2020), Harm Reduction International submitted two statements providing updated information and analysis of human rights violations committed in the context of drug control around the world, focusing on:

  • Violations of human rights in Iran (the death penalty for drug offences, corporal punishment, and compulsory drug detention and treatment of people who use drugs);
  • Obstacles in the enjoyment of the right to adequate housing experienced by people who use drugs.

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