2016 Seminar 'Decriminalisation moving the debate on' Full list of presentations and documents from this conference
Citywide held a seminar on November 17th 2016 to discuss how the government commitment to 'a health-led rather than criminal justice approach to drug use' could be achieved. Speakers notes:
- Ann Fordham: The aftermath of UNGASS 2016.
- Niamh Eastwood: Decriminalisation – moving the debate on, dispelling the myths.
- Aileen O’Gorman: A Social Inclusion pillar for the National Drugs Strategy?
Support for the decriminalisation of the possession of drugs for personal use is split almost half and half among the national population, according to a new survey carried out by Red C for Citywide, Drugs Crisis Campaign. Forty-nine percent of people are in favour of changing the law to allow for decriminalisation while 51% are not. The finding of the poll were presented to the Citywide Seminar, on Nov 17th 2016 You can download the findings here