The Alliance for Rights-Oriented Drug Policies (AROD) is an alliance created for the purpose of having the relationship between drug prohibition and human rights law reviewed.

Half a century after government leaders around the world signed the UN Single Convention and committed themselves to the eradication of illicit drugs, it has become painfully obvious that the drug laws are incompatible with basic human rights principles. The purpose of AROD is therefore the following:

  • We publish information that shows how our drug policies violate human rights law.

  • We help drug users understand how prohibition violates their catalogue of rights, and how they, by claiming their rights, can effect change.

  • We inform public officials about this situation: (1) We show them how current policies violate human rights law; (2) we make them aware of their duty to help us have the issue properly resolved; (3) we present them with five questions that must be answered to the satisfaction of an independent, impartial, and competent tribunal if prohibition shall be allowed to continue; and (4) we ask them to ensure that the rights-oriented debate gets the attention it deserves at the UN General Assembly’s Special Session on Drugs in 2019.

If you want to know more about this and why it is so important that we as a society take the rights-oriented debate seriously, this is the website for you.

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