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6 April 2007

5 years after: Portugal's drug decriminalisation policy shows positive results

In the face of a growing number of deaths and cases of HIV linked to drug abuse, the Portuguese government in 2001 tried a new tack to get a handle on the problem—it decriminalized the use and possession of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, LSD and other illicit street drugs. The theory: focusing on treatment and prevention instead of jailing users would decrease the number of deaths and infections.
1 March 2007

Case study: drug trafficking and the Netherlands Antilles

In the Netherlands Antilles, an estimated 75 percent of crime is drug-related. Confronted with large numbers of people attempting to smuggle drugs by commercial flights, authorities implemented a “100% Control” policy of screening large numbers of passengers for drugs. The programme has been very successful in reducing cocaine smuggling via air courier.
1 February 2007

Prevention of drug-related crime

According to qualitative research based in the European Union (EMCDDA - QED) there is little evidence of crime consequences from the vast recreational drugs scene across Europe.
1 January 2007

Closed to reason: The INCB and HIV/AIDS

This collaborative report critically analyses the performance of the International Narcotics Control Board in terms of its reaction over time to the growing incidence of HIV transmission through injecting drug use.