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Pompidou Group statement on bringing human rights into drug policy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

Human rights and drug policy
The statement on bringing human rights into drug policy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation which was adopted by the Permanent Correspondents of the Pompidou Group on 21-22 November 2017
Pompidou Group statement on bringing human rights into drug policy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

The statement on bringing human rights into drug policy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation which was adopted by the Permanent Correspondents of the Pompidou Group on 21-22 November 2017 is now available. In their statement, Permanent Correspondents reiterate the Group’s commitment to human rights, an exigency that applies to all areas of government activity including drug policy. They confirm the member states’ categorical opposition to the death penalty and condemn extrajudicial executions, arbitrary detention and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. They also express their commitment to good democratic governance principles and to reducing the stigma of drug users, and acknowledge indicators that can be relied upon when conducting a human rights-based review of drug policy.