Submission to the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review

In September 2016, Release submitted to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a state-driven process, under the auspices of the UN's Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations.

Release contends that the UK's drug laws contravene a number of international human rights standards, and that these must be discussed in the review of the human rights situation in the UK.