Mexico’s Comments on INCB’s Annual Report

Mexico voiced concern about references in INCB report to reform exercises on alternatives to criminalisation of drug use. These references make mistaken characterisation of what they are doing. The 1988 convention allows for these types of initiatives.

Mexico argued that it is pursuing strategies based on evidence. At the same time, Mexico is scaling up treatment and prevention.

Mexico argued that its legislative reform came about to support efforts to combat organised crime and to limit use of drugs by adolescents.

The role and responsibility of INCB is to monitor treaty compliance. We are sure that on the basis of dialogue between member states and the INCB, this goal will be achieved in the future.

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