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THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL DRUG CONTROL

23/02/2011

in Global Policy News

A new article by Beckley Foundation collaborator Martin Jelsma discusses the lessons learned from prohibitionist approaches to drug policy and ways to move beyond the current approaches. Martin coordinates the Drugs & Democracy programme at the Transnational Institute (TNI) in The Netherlands.

Abstract:

This paper describes how the foundations for the global control system were established, the radicalization of the system toward more repressive implementation, consequently leading to soft defections and de-escalation efforts becoming more widespread; and in the last section projects a future for the ongoing reform process toward a modernization and humanization of the control system’s international legal framework as laid down in the UN drug control conventions.

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