International Drug Policy Consortium

6 July 2009

IDPC is a global network of national and international NGOs that specialise in issues related to illegal and legal drug use. Its members have come together to pool knowledge and contacts to advocate for more humane and effective drug policies at national and international level. IDPC is TNI's main partner in the sense that all our other main partners are part of the consortium as well.

IDPC is a global network of national and international NGOs that specialise in issues related to illegal and legal drug use. Its members have come together to pool knowledge and contacts to advocate for more humane and effective drug policies at national and international level. IDPC is TNI's main partner in the sense that all our other main partners are part of the consortium as well.

Recent publications from Drugs and Democracy

Mexico: Challenging Drug Prohibition from Below

The horrific forced disappearance of 43 students in Iguala reveals how organised crime and corruption thrive in conditions of institutional or democratic weakness, shaped to a large extent by distinctive transnational relations (importantly, in this case, with the US). Fortunately groups like the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity are showing a burgeoning ‘social power‘ that has the potential to change politics and policy.

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The International Drug Control Regime and Access to Controlled Medicines

In poor and developing nations pain remains largely uncontrolled. Africa is the least well served continent for access to analgesia.

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Making a Mountain out of a Molehill: Myths on Youth and Crime in Saint Lucia

Caribbean states face challenges of youth involvement in crime, violence, gangs and other anti-social activities. It is not uncommonly heard the “drug problem” is to be blamed for this. This briefing wants to show this relation is far more complex and often misunderstood.

Global Experiences with Harm Reduction for Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances

The Expert Seminar on the Global Experiences with Harm Reduction for Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), an initiative of the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Forum Droghe, took place in Rome on May 20, 2014 at Università Pontificia Lateranense. A total of 23 people attended the meeting, representing research and academic institutions as well as non-governmental organizations working in the field.