Dr Johnny Connolly has been invited to speak at the 1st Bi-Regional for the exchange of best practice on alternatives to prison for drug-related offences in Costa Rica on the. This is a joint initiative of the EU and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.
The search for alternatives to imprisonment part of the political discourse in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is part of the mandate agreed by the Member States of the OAS both in the Hemispheric Drug Strategy and in the recently approved Action Plan 2016-2020. During the last few years, the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security of the OAS, has promoted the discussion about alternatives to imprisonment for drug-related offences, at the hemispheric level as well as within the framework of the United Nations, making a call to the international community to consider different measures to prison for small cultivators, people caught transporting small quantities of drugs and drug dependent offenders.
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