Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2001

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United Nations Publications, 2002 - Political Science - 104 pages
The Internet is revolutionizing the way people live today. Cyber crime - crime committed in an electronic environment - is easy to commit and requires few resources. Chapter I of this report reviews globalization, new technologies and the challenges to drug law enforcement in the twenty-first century. Chapter II looks at the operation of the international drug control system, including legislative developments in certain European countries concerning the prosecution of cannabis-related offenses. Chapter III presents an analysis of the world situation with regard to illicit drugs. It reports on a continued reduction in cultivation of some illicit drug crops, and also on the increasing manufacture and trading of illicit synthetic drugs.
 

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Contents

Globalization and new technologies challenges to drug law enforcement in the twentyfirst century
B Impact of globalization and new technologies on government structures and capabilities designed to combat drugrelated crime
3
C Future challenges
6
D How the challenges are being addressed
7
E Conclusions and recommendations
10
Operation of the international drug control system
13
C Prevention of diversion into the illicit traffic
17
D Control measures
24
G Control of cannabis
32
H Measures to ensure the implementation of the 1961 Convention
36
Analysis of the world situation
38
B Americas
43
C Asia
57
D Europe
72
E Oceania
78
Regional groupings used in the report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2001
83

E Scope of control
27
F Ensuring the availability of drugs for medical purposes
28

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