|Titre :||The war on drugs: Undermining international development and security, increasing conflict|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||Count the Costs, 2011|
|Format :||12 p. / ill.|
|Discipline :||MAR (Marché de la drogue / Drug market)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASELUTTE ; COUT ; GUERRE ; ECONOMIE ; VIOLENCE ; CORRUPTION ; PAUVRETE ; POLLUTION ; MARCHE DE LA DROGUE ; DROITS DE L'HOMME
|Résumé :||The global "war on drugs" has been fought for 50 years, without preventing the long-term trend of increasing drug supply and use. Beyond this failure, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has also identified the many serious 'unintended negative consequences' of the drug war. These costs result not from drug use itself, but from choosing a punitive enforcement-led approach that, by its nature, places control of the trade in the hands of organised crime, and criminalises many users. In the process, this is undermining development and security, and fuelling conflict in many poor and fragile countries. [Extract]|
|Note de contenu :||
• The war on drugs: are we paying too high a price?
• The Costs to Developing Countries:
1. Fuelling conflict and violence
2. Increasing corruption and undermining governance
3. Huge economic and opportunity costs
4. Criminalising poverty
5. Increasing deforestation and pollution
6. Fuelling HIV infection and other health impacts
7. Undermining human rights, promoting discrimination
• Are there benefits?
• 'What we don’t know keeps hurting us'
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||16|