Items tagged with decriminalization

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Global Trends. Lessons from Vienna [20.06.2003] Martin Jelsma analysed the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review and drew some important conclusions for the 10-year review in 2008: "Alliances have to be cons ...
Drugs in the UN system [01.04.2003] The "international community" presented an apparent unanimity in its endorsement of prohibitive drug control at the United Nations General Assembly S ...
The role of the quantity in the prosecution of drug offences [01.04.2003] All countries use legal or judicial means to grade the severity of the offence of drug possession and related actions. Frequently this is done by ref ...
Decriminalization of Drug Use in Portugal [01.07.2002] Drug use is an increasing problem in Portugal. In response, following the advice of a select committee, the Portuguese government has recently issued ...
Drug users and the law in the EU [01.03.2002] Drug laws in the European Union (EU) seek continuously to strike a balance between punishment and treatment. The three United Nations (UN) convention ...
Decriminalisation in Europe? [01.11.2001] This brief report analyses the similarities and differences in legal attitudes to drug use and possession across Europe in light of the recent change ...
Evaluating alternative cannabis regimes [31.01.2001] Cannabis is the cutting-edge drug for reform, the only politically plausible candidate for major legal change, at least decriminalisation (re ...
Drug Use Criminalization v. Decriminalization [01.01.2001] The present paper focuses on the pros & cons of the main dichotomy in the field of drug control policy: that between criminalization and decriminaliz ...
The Dutch example shows that liberal drug laws can be beneficial [01.02.2000] U.S. drug control officials have denounced Dutch drug policy as if it were the devil himself. One former U.S. Drug Czar said "you can't walk down the ...

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