The objectives of development should be integrated into drug policies, particularly in developing countries. Crop eradication should not be carried out unless alternative livelihoods and the infrastructure on which they depend have been put in place first. In addition, the effectiveness of drug policies must be gauged against developmental and human security criteria.
This study aims to provide evidence on international and EU approaches to drug policy, including emerging challenges and focusing on several case study countries. This evidence has been used to identify and develop policy proposals.
The EMCDDA met to discuss how the Council conclusions on the implementation of minimum quality standards in drug demand reduction in the EU can relate to projects at national, European and international level.
Congress must now approve laws to implement the accord: an amnesty law, establishing a transitional justice system, guaranteeing protections for opposition political movements, carrying out a new rural development policy, among others.