Australian Drug Law Reform Initiative
Social justice and a healthier, safer world through better drug policies and laws
A new UNSW student society to support drug law reform: Unharm has started a student chapter on the UNSW campus. The facebook group can be found here. The president is Frosina Gjorgievska. The society will be recruiting in O Week.
ADLaRI supports for the call for drug law reform by the Criminal Law Committee of the NSW Bar Association:
UNSW law students under the supervision of Alex Steel made a considerable contribution to the preparation of a report on drug law reform by the Criminal Law Committee of the NSW Bar Association.
- "The committee has concluded that prohibition has been largely ineffective at preventing the availabilityof prohibited drugs or in decreasing levels of use. Given the harm to individuals and society that resultsfrom prohibition, the time has come to give serious consideration to alternatives. ‘As lawyers we have a responsibility to speak out if we conclude that the law needs reform. That point has been reached', Mr Odgers said
- The full Media Release can be found here and the full report here