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NCJ Number: 162258 Find in a Library
Title: Internationalizing the War on Drugs: The UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
Journal: Journal of International Law and Policy  Volume:18  Issue:3  Pages:387-404
Author(s): D P Stewart
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 18
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reviews the most important provisions of the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.
Abstract: The Convention calls upon party states to take specific law enforcement measures to improve their ability to identify, arrest, prosecute, and convict those who traffic in drugs across national boundaries; imposes new and more stringent controls on the international trade of previously unmonitored chemicals, equipment and other materials used in the clandestine manufacture of drugs, and obliges party states to cooperate in suppressing illicit traffic by sea or through the mail; and empowers the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the UN International Control Board with administrative and oversight responsibilities concerning the operation of the Convention and the responsibilities of the party states. The article includes detailed explanations of requirements and procedures concerning: offenses and sanctions; establishing jurisdiction; confiscation; extradition; mutual legal assistance; law enforcement measures; manufacture and diversion of chemicals; eradication and demand reduction; and supervising mechanisms. Footnotes
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Drug law offenses; Drug laws; Drug regulation; International agreements; International cooperation; International drug law enforcement; International extradition; International Narcotics Control Board; United Nations (UN); United Nations standards
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