On 21 March 2013, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) hosted a day-long seminar in London as part of “Modernising Drug Law Enforcement” (MDLE), a project by the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), with the participation of the International Security Research Department at Chatham House and the IISS.

The project aims to examine new strategies for drug law enforcement, that focus on reducing the consequential harms that arise from drug markets and drug use, rather than just on seizing drugs or arresting users. A series of commissioned reports, analysis, and meetings will attempt to provide useful guidance to law enforcement managers on how to develop strategies and tactics that are relevant to the challenges posed by 21st century drug markets.

The event, aimed primarily at law enforcement practitioners, was designed to discuss and promote new approaches to law enforcement and policing with a view to improve drug law enforcement strategies.

Open the document below to read a full account of the discussions.

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