Phtograph courtesey of Chuck Holton
23rd October 2012 | from LSE
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Report endorsed by President Santos of Colombia and with contribution by former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss.
- International drug control system, governed through the UN, has failed.
- System is facilitating systematic human rights abuses in pursuit of failed policies.
- Reform of UN drug bodies, in particular the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), to improve oversight of funding and monitoring of basic human rights compliance.
- A systemic root and branch review of the goals and operation of the international drug control system.
The report will be available online from 00.01, 23/10/12: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/publications/reports/SR014.aspx
The report is written by leading experts from universities and other organisations around the world. It will be launched at a public debate at LSE:
Date: 6.30-8pm, 23/10/12
Speakers: Dr. William McAllister; Prof. David Courtwright; Dr. Ethan Nadelmann; Nigel Inkster and Prof. Michael Cox.
Venue: The Old Theatre, Old Building, Houghton Street, LSE.Google+