The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to the highest attainable standard of health spoke at the 19th international harm reduction conference last week. For a video of the speech: http://www.ihrablog.net/2008/05/professor-paul-hunt-un-special.html. Professor Hunt spelled out the many human rights violations connected with drug policy, stating that the 'litany of abuse is long'. He referred to the lack of regard for human rights in the international drug control system not only as bizarre, given General Assembly directives, but also, as 'inexcusable'.
Thanks to Rick Lines.