The Alliance for Rights-Oriented Drug Policies (AROD) was created for the purpose of reviewing the relationship between drug prohibition and human rights law.
Half a century after our leaders signed the UN Single Convention and committed to the eradication of illicit drugs, the drug laws are obviously incompatible with basic human rights principles. The purpose of AROD, therefore, is the following:
We publish information that exposes how drug policies violate human rights law.
We help drug users understand how prohibition is incompatible with their catalogue of rights and how they, by claiming human rights protections, can effect change.
We notify public officials about this situation: (1) We demonstrate how current policies violate human rights law; (2) we inform of the duty to have the issue properly resolved; (3) we present five questions that must be answered to the satisfaction of an independent, impartial, and competent tribunal on whether prohibition shall be allowed to continue; and (4) we ask that the rights-oriented debate gets the attention it deserves at the UN and elsewhere.
If you want to know more about this and the importance of society approaching the rights-oriented debate seriously, this is the website you were looking for.
Life Liberty Books is happy to introduce author and human rights activist Roar Mikalsen’s blog which is founded to raise awareness about drug prohibition and human rights. This blog will connect the dots between Norway and the rest of the world with regard to this area of constitutional obligations, and readers are invited to follow Mikalsen on a quest to restore the rule of law. Join now and take part in the discussion before 11th September, when he will take cannabis to the police station to actualize the right to a fair trial and effective remedy. Can he force the state to provide a human rights analysis
that is long overdue?