A 2015 report compiled by the Oireachtas Justice Committee recommended that the possession of drugs for personal use be decriminalised, while almost 75% of the population agrees with the availability of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
IDPC evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, assessing progress made towards the 2019 goals and concluding on the need to move away from punitive approaches.
The ISSDP Conference is a unique occasion to present your latest findings to an intellectually engaged, diverse and dedicated scholarly community, and to immerse yourself in the state of the art research across the full spectrum of drug policy research, with the participation of leading international scholars.
This conference aims to encourage an exchange of ideas on policy and practice regarding drug control policies at the multilateral level and discuss how punitive drug policies impact the International Geneva mandates.
This year’s conference Looking over the Walls embraces a multidisciplinary perspective, and welcomes presentations on multicomponent programs, or on strategies for the modification of multiple risk behaviors.
IDPC discusses the alarming scale of the negative health impacts related to drug use described in the 2018 World Drug Report, but also the woefully inadequate provision of a range of scientifically proven interventions to counter these.