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Weekly InSight: Is the International Consensus Around Drug Policy Shifting?

DRUG POLICY / 2 MAR 2018 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

In our March 1 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed a new United Nations report on global drug control, and how the report's main conclusions signal an ongoing shift in the international consensus around drug policies.

Bonello and LaSusa reviewed the findings and recommendations of the most recent annual report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). As InSight Crime reported, the UN-backed anti-drug body put a special emphasis on encouraging countries to focus more on preventing and treating problematic drug use, as opposed to traditional measures that prioritize supply-side drug control.

SEE ALSO: Weekly InSight: The DEA and the Heroin Crisis in the United States

The conversation then shifted to how the INCB's report reflects not only a change in the body's own rhetoric about drug control, but also a broadening international consensus that past strategies have shown serious flaws and require a major rethinking.

Watch the full conversation below:

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