The Alliance for Rights-Oriented Drug Policies (AROD) is an alliance created for the purpose of having the relationship between drug prohibition and human rights law reviewed.
Half a century after government leaders signed the UN Single Convention and committed to the eradication of illicit drugs, it has become painfully obvious that the drug laws are incompatible with basic human rights principles. The purpose of AROD, therefore, is the following:
We publish information that shows how our drug policies violate human rights law.
We help drug users understand how prohibition violates their catalogue of rights and how they, by claiming their rights, can effect change.
We inform public officials about this situation: (1) We show them how current policies violate human rights law; (2) we make them aware of their duty to help us have the issue properly resolved; (3) we present them with five questions that must be answered to the satisfaction of an independent, impartial, and competent tribunal if prohibition shall be allowed to continue; and (4) we ask them to ensure that the rights-oriented debate gets the attention it deserves at the UN and elsewhere.
If you want to know more about this and why it is important that we as a society take the rights-oriented debate seriously, this is the website for you.
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?