Since 1909 the international community has worked to eradicate the abuse of narcotics. A century on, the efforts are widely acknowledged to have failed, and worse, have spurred black market violence and human rights abuses. How did this drug control system arise, why has it proven so durable in the face of failure, and is there hope for reform?
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Re-examining the Drug Problem Through a Fresh Lens
Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Republic of Columbia
John Collins, Guest Editor
The International Drug Control System
Reflections on a Century of International Drug Control
William B. McAllister
Why We Make War on Some Drugs but not Others
David T Courtwright
Science, Diplomacy and Cannabis
James H. Mills
Appraising the Consequences of Policy
Joseph F. Spillane
Diane Steber Buechli and Ruth Dreifuss
The United Nations
David R. Bewley-Taylor
Towards a Human Rights Framework
Overhauling Oversight: Human Rights and the INCB