IDPC: History was made this week at the UN. The Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted the most ambitious and progressive resolution on drug policy to date, titled ‘Contribution of the Human Rights Council with regard to the human rights implications of drug policy’. While the environment at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna has become increasingly fractious and moribund, this resolution illustrates that progress on drug policy can be made at the UN outside of the Vienna setting. This follows on the heels of the latest ‘omnibus resolution’ that was adopted by a vote at the General Assembly last December, and which also contained important progress on human rights.
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