|Titre :||Legislative activity in the period 2000-2004. Contribution to the evaluation of the EU action plan on drugs (2000-2004)|
|Auteurs :||OEDT = EMCDDA|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||Lisbon : OEDT / EMCDDA, 2004|
|Format :||10 p.|
|Discipline :||LOI (Loi et son application / Law enforcement)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEEVALUATION ; PLANIFICATION SANITAIRE ; POLITIQUE ; LEGISLATION ; SANCTION PENALE ; CRIMINALITE ; LUTTE
Thésaurus GéographiqueEUROPE ; UNION EUROPEENNE
This thematic paper looks at the extent to which legislative attention was paid in the period 2000-2004 to actions considered by Member States to be of high priority at the outset of the strategy and action plan. Over 250 legal texts were analysed and compared with actions specified in the plan.
A considerable number of legal changes in this period were attributed to the action stipulated in the plan as 'to develop outreach work and treatment for users' - and there was a clear acknowledgement of the need for a stable legal basis for substitution treatment, following its general formalisation EU-wide in the 1990s.
A further trend noted was the reduction of prosecution or maximum sentences for drug users, as Member States aim to resolve cases through alternatives such as treatment rather than via the criminal justice system. A number of countries increased criminal punishment for driving following consumption of illegal drugs.
On the whole, little legislation was passed in the period 2000-2004 in the areas of: research and resources to address the drug issue; public information campaigns; and young people, although such subjects may have been covered before this reporting period or by methods other than legislation.
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3. Analysis of Action Plan by section:
Information and evaluation
Reduction of Demand, prevention of drug use and of drug-related crime
4. Trends observed
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||EMCDDA 'Strategies and Impact' Programme, Lisbon, Portugal|
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