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UN expert calls for end to the ‘war on drugs’

UN expert calls for end to the ‘war on drugs’

GENEVA (24 June 2024) – A UN independent expert today called for an end to the ‘war on drugs’, asking States to move towards harm reduction in drug policies.

In her fourth report to the Human Rights Council, Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, focused on drug use, harm reduction and the right to health. The report explores how harm reduction relates to both drug use and drug use disorders, as well as to drug laws and policies, aiming to analyse and address the related outcomes that adversely impact the enjoyment of the right to health. (OHCHR - Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Genf, 24.06.2024)

https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2024/06/un-expert-calls-end-war-drugs