Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Recalibrating the Regime: Drug Control, Health and Human Rights - A panel and discussion on critical human rights and public health challenges

On Monday, March 10th the International Harm Reduction Association, Human Rights Watch, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme will be hosting a luncheon panel discussion on human rights during the 51st session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting in Vienna.

Presentations will include "The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: A Violation of International Human Rights Law" (Rick Lines, IHRA), "Raising the Stakes: Drug Control and Human Rights in the age of HIV/AIDS" (Richard Elliott, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network) and "Enforcement to Excess: Human Rights Abuses in the War on Drugs" (Rebecca Schleifer, Human Rights Watch).

The event will take place on Monday March 10th from 13h30 - 15h00 at the Vienna International Centre, 7th floor, Conference Room 2. All are welcome.