UN: Swedish drug rules violate human rights

Around 800 people a year currently contract hepatitis C in Sweden as a result of dirty needles or syringes
The Local (Sweden)
Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sweden's drug policies have come in for harsh criticism from the UN. Effective treatments against drug abuse, such as needle exchange programmes, are offered in only a few parts of the country, a new report says. Sweden has one of the EU's most restrictive drug policies, with zero tolerance for drug use and possession. At the same time, the rate of drug-induced deaths is among the highest in the union, and they are on the rise. (Nine out of ten Swedes favour illicit drugs ban)