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A/HRC/47/40: Arbitrary detention relating to drug policies Study of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention


18 May 2021

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Arbitrary detention


The present study is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 42/22. In it, the Working Group examines how drug policies may result in human rights violations relating to arbitrary detention and makes recommendations. It draws on the Working Group’s own jurisprudence, positions taken by other human rights mechanisms and United Nations entities and contributions submitted by States and other stakeholders.

End arbitrary detention of drug users

Issued By:

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Delivered To:

the Human Rights Council at its 47th session