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Reinforcing the Rights of People Who Use Drugs in Lebanon


We held a national conference, entitled ‘Reinforcing the Rights of People Who Use Drugs in Lebanon’, as part of a project of the USAID-funded BaladiCap program. The event brought together judicial actors to discuss the challenges faced by the judiciary in referring people to the Drug Addiction Committee for treatment, the Minister of Justice, His Excellency Salim Jreissati gave a speech acknowledging that people who use drugs in Lebanon have rights that are owed to them by the state, namely the right to treatment as an alternative to prosecution.