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Penal Aspects of the UN Drug Conventions

ISBN13: 9789041115461
ISBN: 9041115463
Published: February 2001
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £258.00

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The UN Drug Conventions - the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the 1971 Psychotropic Convention, the 1972 Protocol to the Single Convention and the 1988 UN Drug Trafficking Convention - regulate the global suppression of illicit drugs.

This volume examines the provisions of these conventions that require states to adopt penal measures against drugs in their domestic law. Its introductory chapters explore the controversial application of drug prohibition by international society and the historical development of this policy through the penal provisions of the drug conventions.

The substantive chapters investigate the various facets of the illicit drug control system created by these penal provisions: crimes and penalties; jurisdiction and extradition; general and specific forms of drug law enforcement co-operation; and the supervision of the system by the UN drug control organs. The conclusion offers a general critique of the system and makes suggestions about its future development.

International Criminal Law
Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Table of Drug Conventions. Table of International Documents. Table of National Laws, Regulations and Reports. Table of Cases.
1. Introduction.
2. The History of the International Legal Regulation of Drugs.
3. Offences and Penalties.
4. Jurisdiction and Extradition.
5. General Law Enforcement Cooperation.
6. Specific Law Enforcement Measures.
7. The Supervision and Implementation of the Penal Aspects of the Drug Conventions.
8. Conclusion. Annex: Substances Controlled. Bibliography. General Index. Index of Convention Provisions.