This Beckley Briefing compares the drug situation in a number of developed countries presenting data to stimulate further research and provide information for analysts and policy makers for more effective drug control.
This new report undertaken by The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme is concerned with one of the most worrying aspects of the global trade in illicit drugs - the link to urban violence. This is a leading cause of death in many countries.
This BFDPP Briefing paper provides an overview of Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate, the Report of the Beckley Foundation Global Cannabis Commission. The report was produced after a group of international experts were commissioned to undertake a review of the current evidence regarding…
The Cannabis Commission was an international group of academics and experts in drug policy analysis, commissioned by the Beckley Foundation to produce a Report on cannabis policy in a global perspective.
This Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme briefing paper presents a critical assessment of Plan Colombia. Originally proposed as a peace programme, this soon became a military strategy aimed at weakening the link between illicit drugs and insurgency.
This report includes a wide range of examples in which human rights standards and norms are infringed as a result of state activities pursued in the name of drug control. This clearly demonstrates the need for close attention to this issue within the UN system.