The publication addresses the drugs and development nexus from a range of critical viewpoints, highlighting gaps and contradictions, and exploring opportunities for enhanced linkages between drug policy and development programming.
With the next UNGASS looming, Damon Barrett details the widespread human rights violations that stem from the War on Drugs and argues they are systemic and the shared responsibility of all governments.
According to this OSF report, all too often, the threat to children and young people presented by drugs is merely stated without sufficient scrutiny of the appropriateness and effectiveness of the measures adopted to protect them.
Recent mass executions by Indonesia have thrown the international spotlight on the death penalty for drug offences, and ignited debates between abolitionist and retentionist States on the legality and efficacy of this sanction.
The inclusion of a goal to rid the world of drug use in the draft Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) document harms both the aims of the SDGs and, given the lack of any transparency around its inclusion, the credibility of the entire process.