Draft guidelines on Human Rights in drug policies were discussed with African government representatives, NGOs, international and regional organisations and civil society in Pretoria, South Africa.
The international drug conventions are thought to be implemented taking into consideration the general health and welfare of humankind. Nevertheless, national drug control measures sometimes fail to respect internationally valid human rights obligations. more
With the aim of clarifying the human rights obligations of states in international drug policy, the University of Essex, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is currently drawing up a catalogue of guidelines. GPDPD supports this process on behalf of BMZ.
On 15 and 16 May 2018, the draft guidelines were discussed with African government representatives, NGOs, international and regional organisations and civil society in Pretoria, South Africa. The aim of such regional consultations is to ensure the involvement of all continents and stakeholders. The focus of the conference was on development-based approaches and their particular challenges in the field of drug policy. Respect for human rights is essential: sustainable development is not possible without an approach that focuses on disadvantaged groups.