Human Rights and People Who Use Drugs
"1. Human dignity
"Universal human dignity is a fundamental principle of human rights. It is from the inherent dignity of the human person that our rights derive. No drug law, policy, or practice should have the effect of undermining or violating the dignity of any person or group of persons.
"2. Universality and interdependence of rights
"Human rights are universal, inalienable, indivisible, interdependent, and interrelated, including in the contexts of drug policy, development assistance, health care, and criminal justice. A person’s involvement in drug-related criminality affects the enjoyment of some rights and specifically engages others. In no case are human rights entirely forfeited."
United Nations Development Programme, International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy. March 2019.