UN Human Rights Committee, Concluding Observations on the Russian Federation (2015)

The concluding observations of  the Human Rights Committee for the Russian Federation. Paragraph 16 specifically looks at the treatment of people who use drugs by the police while they are detained, and notes that using withdrawal as a means of forcing confessions, or eliciting cooperation through this way may amount to torture, or ill treatment. 

The Committee followed up with strong, specific recommendations in relation to the treatment of drug users.  

Citation: UN Human Rights Committee, 'Concluding Observations on the Russian Federation' (2015) CCPR/C/RUS/7

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