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Beckley Foundation releases ‘Roadmaps to Reforming the UN Drug Conventions’

December 31, 2012 BF drug policy publications - Intro

The new Beckley Foundation Report ‘Roadmaps to Reforming the UN Drug Conventions’ shows how the current prohibitionist Conventions could be amended to allow a country, or a group of countries, to experiment with adopting drug policies better suited to their own special needs.

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2011 EMCDDA Report Released

November 16, 2011 Drug Policy Publications Featured

Policies and responses must be fit to face the challenges of the next decade, says drugs agency chief Press release from the EMCDDA website The Annual report 2011: the state of the drugs problem in Europe is ‘one of contrasts’, says the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA). Launched yesterday in Lisbon, the report shows drug use […]

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Human Rights Watch Investigate the Consequences of Mexico’s “War on Drugs”

November 10, 2011 Drug Policy Publications Featured

Mexico’s military and police have committed widespread human rights violations in efforts to combat organized crime, virtually none of which are being adequately investigated, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 212-page report “Neither Rights Nor Security: Killings, Torture, and Disappearances in Mexico’s ‘War on Drugs,’” examines the human rights consequences of […]

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‘Inflicting Harm’ – New Report says Thousands of Drug Users Subjected to State Sanctioned Corporal Punishment

November 9, 2011 Drug Policy Publications Featured

A new report from Harm Reduction International, ‘Inflicting Harm’, has been released today. The report focuses on the thousands of cases of drug and alcohol users subjected to judicially sanctioned corporal punishment every year. The press release is copied below: Thousands caned, whipped, lashed or flogged each year for drug and alcohol offences, says new […]

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‘Rethinking US Drug Policy’ published in Spanish

November 8, 2011 BF drug policy publications

The Beckley Foundation published Peter Hakim’s ‘Rethinking US Drug Policy’ in February 2011. The publication has recently been translated and is now available in Spanish. To access the Spanish document please click here. The original English document is available here. From the blurb: Most Americans believe that their country’s forty-year “war on drugs” has failed. […]

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Extended Summary

December 14, 2010 BF drug policy publications - Intro

Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate Extended Summary Prepared for UNGASS Vienna-March-2009 To download click here “That which is prohibited cannot easily be regulated” Cannabis came under the control of the international narcotics treaties as an afterthought, in an era when use of the drug was confined to relatively small groups in a scattering of cultures. […]

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Drug Policy Guide

November 16, 2010 Drug Policy Library

Edition 1, March 2010 The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) is a global network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and professional networks that specialises in issues related to the production and use of controlled drugs. We aim to promote objective and open debate on the effectiveness, direction and content of drug policies at national and international […]

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Blueprint for Regulation: After the War on Drugs

November 10, 2010 Drug Policy Library

There is a growing recognition around the world that the prohibition of drugs is a counterproductive failure. However, a major barrier to drug law reform has been a widespread fear of the unknown—just what could a post-prohibition regime look like? For the first time,‘After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation’ answers  that question by […]

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From Coercion to Cohesion

November 10, 2010 Drug Policy Library

Treating Drug Dependence Through Healthcare, Not Punishment Discussion paper based on a scientific workshop UNODC, Vienna October 28-30, 2009- Draft published 2 March 2010 The aim of this draft discussion paper, “From coercion to cohesion: Treating drug dependence through healthcare, not punishment”, is to promote a health-oriented approach to drug dependence. The International Drug Control Conventions […]

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2009 Drug World Report

October 12, 2010 Drug Policy Library

To read the latest report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime click here The end of the first century of drug control (it all started in Shanghai in 1909) coincided with the closing of the UNGASS decade (launched in 1998 by a General Assembly Special Session on Drugs). These anniversaries stimulated […]

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