INPUD Consensus Statement on Drug Use Under Prohibition

Human Rights, Health and the Law

This is the International Network of People who Use Drugs’ (INPUD) Consensus Statement on Drug Use Under Prohibition. It was launched in Kuala Lumpur in 2015 and focuses on human rights, health, and the law in relation to people who use drugs. The document is informed by the perspective of those who are so catastrophically impacted by global prohibition and by the so-called ‘war on drugs’: people who use drugs themselves.
This Consensus Statement not only establishes the context of oppression and human rights violations in which people who use drugs live, but also sets out the imperative changes necessary to mitigate the harms and human rights violations to which they are subject.
In short, each section of this document:

1. Sets out the current situation of people who use drugs in relation to a specific human right, and

2. Sets out requirements for this human right to be protected and realised, and for the health and wellbeing of people who use drugs to be prioritised.

INPUD Consensus Statement – Drug Reporter Film

Drug Reporter have produced a film marking the launch of INPUD’s Consensus Statement. This film includes an overview of the Consensus Statement and a declaration of the human rights of people who use drugs.