Effects of UN and Russian Influence on Drug Policy in Central Asia

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Article in At What Cost?: HIV and Human Rights Consequences of the Global “War On Drugs” (Open Society Institute, March 2009)

In this essay we analyze the role of the predominantly prohibitionist approach embodied in the UN drug control conventions and the 1998 Political Declaration in shaping Russian drug legislation and policy, and its influence on drug policy in the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

To read At What Cost?: HIV and Human Rights Consequences of the Global “War On Drugs”, visit www.opensocietyfoundations.org/topics/drug-policy-reform.
 

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