Examining drug control through a human rights lens: The case of compulsory drug detention

The human rights impact of drug laws and policies is a new and emerging issue among human rights scholars and advocates. Using the issue of the compulsory detention of people who use drugs as a case study, this lecture will explore how methods for applying international human rights law can serve as a tool to scrutinise drug control issues.

Speaker: Dr Rick Lines, Executive Director of Harm Reduction International; Founder and Chair of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy; Visiting Fellow Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Venue: University of Essex, 18 November 2014

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