The Caribbean is placed on a significant route for drug trafficking, and drug-related violence remains high in the region. Recently, trafficking routes have shifted to other regions. Drugs issues remain within the realm of the criminal justice system, although some countries, such as Puerto Rico and Jamaica, are now discussing alternative drug policy options.
The Social Science Research Council reviews key findings from regional case studies on drug courts that may be useful to inform debates about these mechanisms and other alternatives to incarceration for low-level drug crimes.
The conference brought together an array of international policy makers to focus on two primary issues; the growing significance of the internet as a platform for illicit drug transactions and the increasing use of synthetic drugs.
A working group of human rights experts, legal specialists, and government officials throughout Latin America has published a policy roadmap for the region to reduce the unjust levels of women’s incarceration for drug offences.
The objective of this initiative is to identify existing information related to the specific dynamics of this issue in the region and to bring out distinct points of view regarding the problem, the final goal being to identify ways to develop shared advocacy initiatives in the defense of women’s…