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Drug Policies and Development: Conflict and Coexistence

Monday 14 December 2020, 16:00 – 17:00 CET
Online Event
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International drug control mechanisms are focused on the elimination of drug production, use and trafficking, through the operationalization of repressive public policies criminalizing these substances and their non-medical use. The implementation of these policies has had a detrimental impact on other global development objectives.

Ireland has experienced a set of drug policy reforms in the last five years, towards implementing drug control policies. The presentation of this Special Issue will bring evidence and provoke debate on theoretical and empirical drug policies by drawing a global picture of what drug policies are, and how they link with the local concerns.

  • Prof. Catherine M. Comiskey, Professor of Healthcare Modelling and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin 
  • Prof. Julia Buxton, British Academy Global Professor in Criminology at the University of Manchester, UK
  • Dr. John Collins, Executive Director of the London School of Economics’s (LSE)’s International Drug Policy Unit (IDPU), UK
  • Prof. Joanne Csete, Associate Professor of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York, USA
  • Ms. Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, Switzerland
Closing Remarks:
  • Mr. Tony Duffin, CEO at Ana Liffey Drug Project, Ireland
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International Development Policy is a scholarly, open-access journal based at The Graduate Institute, Geneva.

The Global Commission on Drug Policy, created in 2011 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, aims to bring to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drug policies to people and societies.

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s highest ranked university and home to 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines in the arts and humanities, and in business, law, engineering, science, and health sciences.

Ana Liffey Drug Project is an NGO addiction service that is supported by the State to provide direct services to people who use drugs in Dublin and the Midwest Region of Ireland.  Ana Liffey plays an active role in drug policy and advocates for policy choices which will improve the lives of people who use drugs.