Items tagged with proportionality

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The Death Penalty for Drug Offences [20-11-12] Executions for drug offences have escalated in countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia against a trend towards abolition globally, reveals a new Harm ...
Disproportionate penalties for drug offenses in Mexico [12-11-12] The story of the Mexican drug war has generally focused on the violence perpetrated by drug cartels and the apparent inability to bring so many cri...
Drugs, crime and punishment [19-06-12] Proportionality is one of the key principles of the rule of law aiming to protect people from cruel or inhumane treatment. The principle has been esta...
'Bolletjesslikker opsluiten zinloos' [16-06-12] Bolletjesslikkers horen niet in de gevangenis. Het berechten en opsluiten van ongeveer vijftienhonderd kleine drugssmokkelaars per jaar heeft geen noe...
Dope smokers face fines but no court procedure [05-06-12] The Swiss Parliament has agreed in principle to impose a fine on consumers of small amounts of cannabis instead of opening a mandatory criminal proc...
Majority relaxed about cannabis use [22-05-12] More than half of Australians support reduced legal penalties for use of drugs such as cannabis and ecstasy, an analysis of a federal government surve...
New York police officers defy order to cut marijuana arrests [30-03-12] Police officers in New York are "manufacturing" criminal offenses by forcing people with small amounts of marijuana to reveal their drugs, a...
The war on the truth about drugs [25-01-12] What's the smallest unit of celebration? A whooplet? I need one to mark the news that sentencing for drug offences, in some cases, will be short...
Drugs mule terms cut in new sentencing guidelines [24-01-12] People who smuggle drugs will face more lenient sentences if they have been exploited, under new guidelines. The change in approach on "drug mule...
Drug guidelines suggest lighter sentences for 'social dealers' [24-01-12] Recreational drug users who naively buy small quantities to share with their friends could avoid jail under sentencing guidelines for drug offences. T...
Justices to Decide on Fairness in Drug Sentences [28-11-11] The Supreme Court agreed to resolve a question that has vexed the lower federal courts since Congress enacted a law to narrow the gap between sentence...
The punishment must fit the crime, even for drug users [02-11-11] The case of the Australian boy arrested on drug charges in Bali offers the opportunity to review our nation's own response to drug use, both he...
Congress on Speed [01-11-11] If Congress were functioning properly, it would take the time to consider the many potential improvements in drug policy that could save lives by pr...
'Legal highs' [21-10-11] This paper aims to set out some of the policy and public health issues raised by the appearance of a wide range of emergent psychoactive substances of...
Federal judge rules Florida drug law unconstitutional [29-07-11] A federal judge has declared Florida's drug law unconstitutional, potentially throwing thousands of criminal cases into jeopardy. U.S. District...
A Call to Shift Policy on Marijuana [14-06-11] More people are arrested in New York City on charges of possessing small amounts of marijuana than on any other crime on the books. Nearly all are b...
Russia defies growing consensus with declaration of 'Total War on Drugs' [08-06-11] "Sending more people to prison will not reduce drug addiction or improve public health," said Anya Sarang, president of the Andrey Rylkov Fo...
Global Commission on Drug Policy Report [02-06-11] The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. Fifty years after the initiation of ...
Drugs and the law: state of confusion [02-06-11] Forty years after the introduction of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act, more than 2.8 million people report using illicit drugs every year in England and ...
Response from IDPC to the Sentencing Council for England and Wales Consultation on the Drug Offences Guideline [01-06-11] The Sentencing Council for England and Wales initiated a consultation process in order to produce definitive sentencing guidelines for drugs offenc...

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