This report provides an analysis of the INCB report, specifically focusing on the report's foreword, thematic chapter, the Bolivia issue, and misinterpretations and omissions of key drug policy issues by the INCB.
This paper aims to contribute to the discussion of the advisability of adopting drug courts. In particular, it analyses the true scope of the model, recognising its limitations and obstacles to its implementation.
This briefing paper looks at specific criteria of proportionality developed in the context of drug control and describes a number of recent attempts to recalibrate the often grossly disproportionate nature of current drug laws and their enforcement around the world.
The session focused on the conclusions of the report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and its implication for Europe. The discussions touched upon issues related to the willingness of the EU to engage in meaningful debate around drug policy reform and harm reduction, and strategies that…
This is the report of a seminar held in Brussels designed to present the recommendations of the Global Commission and discuss the role that the European Union (EU) could play in current drug policy reform debates taking place within Europe and around the world.
This annual Progress Report offers information about the main activities implemented by IDPC during 2011 and 2012 and highlights our main achievements this year in terms of national and international advocacy, communications and publication of multilingual documentation.
Abstinence and harm reduction strategies are often presented as competing alternatives, whereas in a fully comprehensive response to drug dependence, they should operate as mutually supporting elements of an integrated system.
The meeting focused on the international drug control structures and the UN drug control conventions, the Austrian drug policy with special reference to young people who use drugs, and the work plan of the SEE Network for the coming year.
The last of the series of Correlation Conferences, entitled ‘Getting out of the margins – Changing realities and making the difference’, took place from 12th to 14th December 2011 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This report is an account of the discussions that took place during the final session of the…
Welcome to the second edition of the IDPC Drug Policy Guide. The Guide brings together global evidence and examples of best practice to provide guidance on the review, design and implementation of national drug policies.
Recent years have seen a growing unwillingness among increasing numbers of States parties to fully adhere to a strictly prohibitionist reading of the UN drug control conventions. Such behaviour has been driven by a belief that non-punitive and pragmatic health oriented domestic policy approaches…
This briefing paper outlines the international legal drug control obligations, the room for manoeuvre the regime leaves open to national policy makers and the clear limits of latitude that cannot be crossed without violating the treaties.
This Guide has been prepared by IDPC to provide logistical and practical information to our members and partners who are sending participants to attend the meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna.