This report provides a summary of what was discussed this year, and attempts to provide some analysis of the key interconnected discussions, debates, emerging issues of concern and recurring themes at the CND.
As ASEAN’s Senior Officials on Drug Matters prepare to conduct the final assessment of the ASEAN Work Plan on drugs the intention of this paper is to provide comments on that process from a civil society perspective.
These briefings offer evidence of the ineffectiveness of the traditional “war on drugs” approach to reduce the supply or demand for drugs in consumer markets, and provide policy guidance and examples of best practice on new drug law strategies.
The changing rhetoric from UNODC – of flexibility and health-based policies – is very much welcomed, but the debate needs clearer legal analysis and more extensive normative guidance than the document currently provides.
This paper analyzes the roles played by women in criminal networks in Latin America, highlighting the ways in which gender relations and socio-economic factors shape the configuration of international drug trafficking networks and women’s participation.