Council conclusions on promoting the use of alternatives to coercive sanctions for drug using offenders


These Council conclusions on alternatives to coercive sanctions for drug using offenders were adopted by the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 8 March 2018. The agreement represents the political will of the 28 EU Member States to apply, in each legal system, alternative measures to coercive sanctions in order to: prevent crime; reduce recidivism; enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system and look at reducing health-related harms and minimising social risks. The text: ‘invites the EMCDDA to continue to monitor the measures and to exchange information and best practices on implementation, development of these measures, their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness’

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Council Conclusions on Promoting the use of alternative to coercive sanctions for drug using offenders.pdf

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Council of the European Union
8 March 2018
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Council of the European Union
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