Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)

Side Event: Addressing the harms of criminalisation and policing with criminal justice and drug policy reform

Organized by the Norwegian Association for Humane Drug Policies with the support of Norway, and the Drug Policy Alliance, the International Drug Policy Consortium, NoBox Philippines, Release, and StreetLawPH. Thursday, 15th April 2021, 10:00 – 10:50 (CET – Vienna) Co-sponsored by Norway, the Norwegian Association for Humane Drug Policies, Drug Policy Alliance, IDPC, NoBox Philippines, …

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Side event: Decriminalising drug use and possession: A cross-national perspective on lessons learned and best practices

Organized by the Government of Czechia, the Drug Policy Alliance, Release, and the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy. Niamh Eastwood (Release) (UK): The UN estimates that 83% of prosecutions is for personal use. punitive drug policies are ineffective. Home office report concluded that tough sanctions are not a deterrent but in fact …

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