A New International Legal Regime for a New Reality in the War Against Drugs

1988 Convention created an international regime in which producing and consuming states had clear obligations
Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez
Harvard International Law Journal (US)
Thursday, January 26, 2017

After twenty-three years under the latest international agreement, drug consumption has risen, production has increased, and some states remain helpless against the power of organized crime fueled by drug money. The substantial evidence that the anti-drug regime has been ineffective suggests that international law on this matter should be reexamined. Consuming states are already doing it through practice. Producing states, instead of adhering to the dogma of the current regime, should spearhead the creation of a new paradigm that is more to their advantage.