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Posted by : WOLA: Washington Office on Latin America
Date posted : Jan 01, 1970
Drug control efforts are frequently associated with violations of human rights and individual liberties. But national and international drug policy discussions have often dismissed human rights concerns as irrelevant or secondary to achieving what are regarded as overriding drug control imperatives. As the drug policy debate becomes more open and vigorous, especially in Latin America, there have been increasing calls to make respect for human rights the central concern in designing and implementing drug policies. Please join us for this timely discussion of why and how human rights norms and obligations should shape drug policy.