IDPC welcomes the report’s impressive range of data and analysis, as well as its attention to environmental impacts; but regrets the continued lack of acknowledgement of the destructive impact of punitive drug policies, related human rights abuses and opportunities for meaningful reform.
IDPC highlight some of the key activities and impacts achieved through IDPC’s work for the period running from April 2021 to March 2022, focusing on the five themes of our Strategic Plan for 2021-2023.
Dejusticia argues for the importance of a fiscal framework with a focus on financing the goals of reducing the illegal market, preserving public health and assisting populations affected by drug policy.
This collection of essays puts into sharp relief that state-sanctioned and extrajudicial killings in the name of drug control have less to do with preserving cultural values and more to do with preserving political power.
Sajwani and Williams identify obstacles in roll-out, including in relation to inadequate training, policy restrictions and stigma, whilst calling for further research to better understand the specifics of implementation and barriers in LMIC
CSFD identifies clear progress in the inclusion of gender issues and perspective in the new EU Drugs Strategy and Action plan, but recognises further development is crucial and provides recommendations.