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Proportionality of Sentencing

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Disproportionate sentencing for drug offences is commonplace, as countries implement drug policies premised upon harsh punishment to deter the illicit supply and use of drugs. Non-violent drug offences involving small quantities of substances, e.g. low-level cultivation, dealing or smuggling, are often punished with harsher penalties than for other offences that cause far more harm. For more information, check the IDPC Drug policy Guide.

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