Conference on 'European perspectives on Drug Courts'
The Council of Europe's Pompidou Group is organising a Conference on ''European perspectives on Drug Courts'', in Strasbourg on 27 and 28 March. The Conference will present the concept of drug courts, which are one of the ways to divert drug dependent offenders from the traditional criminal justice system - in particular from imprisonment - by imposing multidisciplinary, court-supervised treatment and rehabilitation programmes. A study on ''International drug court developments, models in different jurisdictions, what is working and what is not, what now?'' will also be discussed. Photo AFP
List of participants
Pompidou Group website
Gerard Haughton: Drug courts produce better results than ordinary courts
[27/03/03] ''The first results produced by drug courts are very encouraging, both for drug addicts and for society,'' according to Judge Gerard Haughton from Ireland, who is participating in the Conference on ''European perspectives on Drug Courts'', in Strasbourg on 27 and 28 March.
International Drug Court Developments, Models and Effectiveness by Professor Paul Moyle
A Report prepared for the Pompidou Group Drug Court Project
Special file “Fight against drugs”