Drug Discrimination - sitemap
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1. Home – overview


2. Evidence of the development of drug discrimination:

     
2.1 International evidence
     
2.2 UK evidence

 3. New UK evidence of drug discrimination in 2006: 

      3.1 Summary
      3.2 Parliamentary Committee on Science and Technology  report Drug Classification: making a hash of it?
      3.3 Statutory advisory committee, Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, report Pathways to Problems.
      3.4 Government's reply to the Science and Technology Committee.

 4. Law: 

      4.1 Summary of legal analysis
      4.2 Background
      4.3
  Equality before law, rule of law, abuse of power & process
      4.4
  Legal questions disputed by Government
      4.5
  UK's Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 - interpretation
      4.6
  UK's Common law
      4.7
  Introduction to Human Rights
      4.8  UK's Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights
      4.9 UN Drug Conventions and other international law

 5. Documentary evidence: 

     
5.1 Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 – text
      5.2 Case law quotes
      5.3 Report quotes
      5.4 German equality-before-law case 1994

      5.5 Evidence of drug discrimination from academics
      5.6 Political opinion on drug discrimination (UK Parliament)
      5.7 Government guidance on decision making
      5.8 12 ways of changing a system (Donella Meadows, Wikipedia)
      5.9 Misuse of Drugs Bill 1970 (Hansard) [+ links to Hansard 1803-2005 and UK drug laws 1947-2008]

 6. Other: 

     6.1 Myths and misconceptions about drug laws
     6.2 Time line quotes
    
6.3 Rational distinctions
     6.4 Grounds of discrimination - subjective perceived risk

    
6.5 Voluntary and involuntary risks
    
6.6 Public attitudes to illegal drugs
    
6.7 Home Office Police Research Group - subjective perceived worldview
     6.8 Current legal challenges based on discrimination:
                       Casey Hardison
                      
Drug Equality Alliance