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HRC39 Side Event: Drug control policies with a human rights perspective

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This side event aims to promote a discussion between States, experts and human right defenders on the implementation of operational recommendations of the UNGASS Joint Commitment and their relationship with human rights and with a gender perspective.

Date: Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Time: 16.30 – 17.30

Venue: Room XXIV, Palais des Nations


  • Ambassador Socorro Flores – Permanenet Mission of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Ambassador H.E. Valentin Zellweger – Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Zaved Mahmood – Advisor on Drug Policy and Human Rights Thematic Engagement, OHCHR


  • Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)
  • Penal Reform International
  • Mission of Switzerland
  • Mission of Mexico
  • Mexican Commission for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights
  • Centro de Estudios Legales y Legales