Discrimination of people who use drugs in South East Europe

The basic human rights of marginalised groups in South East Europe are violated and they are marginalised and discriminated. Stigmatisation in the society is strong and incorporated in cultural patterns.

The most frequent cases of discrimination are related to stigmatization in various respects, the relationship between the police and the judicial system (including the right to information in criminal proceedings), the protection of personal data, basic and specific health care, social protection, the right to education, employment and many other areas of life which should be available to every person.

DPNSEE, with the support of its member organisations, launched a survey to document cases of discrimination of drug users and connected vulnerable and marginalised groups and produce an analysis of the findings. The document was presented at the at the Kick-off event of the Support. Don’t Punish campaign on 26 June 2019. The survey indicated different forms of discrimination. It will serve as basis for additional actions on safeguarding human rights of affected groups.

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