UN agency urged to publish leaked paper backing drug legalisation

The UNODC paper said decriminalizing personal use of now-illicit drugs could reduce the incarceration of millions of people worldwide
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

ihrc2015-decrimDelegates at the 2015 Harm Reduction Conference in Malaysia called on the United Nations drugs agency to officially release a leaked paper detailing an apparent landmark UN recommendation in favour of decriminalisation. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) had originally intended for its paper to be presented this week in Kuala Lumpur, but scrapped those plans and has since claimed it was "not a final document."