Support. Don’t Punish: Addressing the links between drugs and human rights

Over the past few months, Indonesia made the headlines with the series of executions of people condemned for drug trafficking offences.  This has sparked much discussion around the world, with many activists and policy makers alike considering the use of capital punishment as a gross human rights violation, necessitating an urgent reform of national laws.

On 23rd June, as part of the Support. Don’t Punish Global Day of Action, activists, academics, policy makers and people who use drugs gathered at the UK Houses of Parliament to discuss the impact of drug control on human rights, with a specific focus on the death penalty. The event was chaired by Baroness Stern and included powerful and compelling speeches from MP Jeremy Corbyn, Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group, Dr. Rick Lines from Harm Reduction International, Dan Dolan from Reprieve, and Ann Fordham from the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC).


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