International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy


The guidelines were produced thanks to the generous support of the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development, implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs; and the United Nations Development Programme.

Thanks are also due to the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Harm Reduction International for their collaboration in the development of the Guidelines; to the University of Essex, University of Rosario (Bogotá), the Centre for Human Rights and the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa of the University of Pretoria, and Asia Catalyst for their logistical and other in- kind support in putting together the global consultations; and to the International Network of People Who Use Drugs for convening a consultation with people who use drugs. A final word of thanks goes to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the World Health Organization for their constructive engagement throughout the drafting process.

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