This latest Report from the Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme looks at the various attempts by governments and academic institutions to develop a methodology for assessing and measuring the level of drug related harm, in order to better understand the impact of illegal drug use on society,…
This report does not offer predictions, but it does raise issues and possibilities that policy makers and others might wish to consider. Some are more speculative than others. As this report looks out to 2025 and future possibilities, it inevitably challenges current thinking.
This report aims to give policymakers an accessible summary of the current evidence available on the effectiveness of treatment, and suggestions on how treatment services can be expanded and integrated into a co-ordinated system.
This report looks at the approach to drug policy that has dominated the field for much of the past 40 years, and is sometimes characterised - and, to some degree, caricatured - as the 'war on drugs' approach.
The International Narcotic Control Board (INCB) is a thirteen member body of independent experts charged with monitoring implementation of three international drug control treaties known as the UN conventions.
This position paper describes the concerns of some Consortium members at the apparent policy differences emerging between different United Nations agencies, and individual member states, in the run up to the annual meeting of the UN agency responsible for oversight of the global drug control system.
Compiling statements given at the 2004 session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, this IHRD-produced volume argues that unduly strict interpretation of UN drug control treaties undermines HIV prevention efforts by discouraging countries from implementing effective, realistic, and compassionate…
The Board has prepared this special report, in cooperation with WHO, to identify governments that have not yet fully implemented the INCB recommendations on access to medications for medical needs, and to propose measures to improve the availability of opiates for medical purposes.