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Uruguay’s marijuana experiment

August 27, 2013 Cannabis

The Latin American nation’s impending legalization of the drug will impact the region and the U.S. By Peter Hakim and Cameron Combs The United States’ take-no-prisoners (or, perhaps more aptly, take-too-many-prisoners) approach to drug control has few fans in Latin America, long the most violent battleground in the U.S. war on drugs. Uruguay, the smallest […]

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Amanda Feilding and upcoming Beckley Foundation campaign featured in the Observer

November 27, 2012 Beckley in the Media

For the past 15 years, as part of the Beckley Foundation, which she set up in 1989, Feilding has hosted seminars, promoted research and lobbied the powerful in the name of legalisation. On 5 December, she will oversee the launch of a new global initiative to deal with what she tells the Observer is “the real danger to society” – a counterproductive war on drugs that allows a deadly criminal culture to thrive across the globe.

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Paths for Reform: Proposed Options for Alternative Drug Policies in Guatemala

November 12, 2012 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

Amanda Feilding, Director of the Beckley Foundation, presented the Beckley Foundation’s initial drug policy proposals to Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina and his key advisors in January 2013.

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The International Drug Policy Consortium

October 21, 2010 BF Drug Policy Initiatives

The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme aims to cast light on the current dilemmas facing policymakers at national and international level, as they seek to improve the effectiveness of global drug policies. The work of this initiative will be conducted within the context of a broad consortium of non-governmental organisations and professional networks, which share […]

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International Society for the Study of Drug Policy

October 7, 2010 Achievements

The ISSDP was initiated at the Beckley Foundation Global Drug Policy Seminar 2004. Currently the ISSDP Coordinating Committee is chaired by Professor Peter Reuter of the University of Maryland, USA . Its Vice-President is Alison Ritter, Associate Professor at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Australia. The other Committee members are: Henri Bergeron (Senior […]

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International Society for the Study of Drug Policy

October 5, 2010 Policy Achievements

The ISSDP was initiated at the Beckley Foundation Global Drug Policy Seminar 2004. Recent years have seen a growing number of scientific analysts, within and outside of government, become interested in understanding the effects of drug policies. The recently formed ISSDP aims to: Develop relations among these analysts and thus strengthen the field. Be a […]

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Understanding Drug Markets And How To Influence Them

September 22, 2010 Policy Achievements

This latest report in the Beckley series looks at the operation of middle-level drug dealers, and how their behaviour is influenced by the activities of the law enforcement agencies. Based on a small number of studies that have been carried out in this field, the report finds that, while it is unlikely that law enforcement […]

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Drug Market and Urban Violence: Can tackling one reduce the other?

September 22, 2010 BF drug policy publications

One of the most worrying aspects of the global trade in illicit drugs is the link to urban violence. This is a leading cause of death in many countries. It is also linked to other harms, such as morbidity, reductions in economic growth and the opportunity costs of investments in incarceration, police forces and private […]

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The Incarceration of Drug Offenders: An Overview

September 22, 2010 BF drug policy publications

Here we provide an overview of some of the available incarceration data from around the world and bring together much contemporary research on the topic. A great deal of the discussion concerns one of the most enthusiastic supporters of incarceration as a drug prevention measure. However, we suggest that the results of policy within the […]

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International Drug Policy Consortium

September 22, 2010 BF Drug Policy Initiatives

The International Drug Policy Consortium is a global network of NGOs and professional networks that come together to promote objective and open debate on drug policy issues at the national and international level. We support evidence-based policies that are effective in reducing drug-related harm. The Consortium was initiated at the Beckley Foundation seminar entitled Global Drug […]

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