The report looks at the growing tensions between the United Nations drug control system and international human rights law. It highlights that, despite numerous instances of human rights abuses perpetrated in the name of drug control, and the status of human rights in international law, there has been little engagement with this issue by the responsible drug control and human rights bodies. The report presents a series of avenues for reform at the international level to address this imbalance.
Citation: D Barrett, R Lines, R Schleifer, R Elliott, D. R. Bewley-Taylor. 'Recalibrating the Regime: The need for the human rights-based approach to international drug policy' (The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme and the International Harm Reduction Association, March 2008)