Western Europe remains at the forefront of evidence-based harm reduction and treatment interventions. The majority of the countries in the region have adopted a health-based strategy towards drug use (including decriminalisation of possession for personal use), and are moving towards more proportionate sentences for drug offences.
EMCDDA have developed a tool that allows user to examine and compare the penalties or rehabilitative responses for the core offences of drug use, possession for personal use, and supply-related offences, across countries in Europe.
According to Prison Reform Trust, most solutions to women’s offending lie outside prison walls in treatment for addictions and mental health problems, protection from domestic violence and coercive relationships, secure housing, debt management, education, skills development and employment.
A landmark report by politicians, calling for a more liberal drug regime based on human rights has raised concerns from MPs and media outlets who worry that legal challenges to prosecutions for drug possession or growing small amounts for personal use will be made using Article 8 of the European…
This International Symposium provides a timely opportunity for practitioners and stakeholders across Europe to discuss the latest challenges and consider the next steps needed to win the fight against illicit drug trafficking and substance misuse through holistic, multi-level and cross-border approaches.
This symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for local authorities, criminal justice and legal practitioners, police and probation services, and welfare services to review and evaluate past reforms and explore how future policy in tackling female reoffending can be shaped.