Robert Peacock John Collins Tuesday Reitano Lindsay Skoll Umej Bhatia Luis Javier Campuzano Pina

Legalizing the Drug Wars: A Regulatory History of UN Drug Control

A Talk by Robert Peacock , Lindsay Skoll , Umej Bhatia , H.E. Luis Javier Campuzano Pina , Tuesday Reitano and John Collins

About this Talk

This event will feature a presentation from Dr John Collins (GI-TOC Director of Academic Engagement) of his December 2021 book on the history of UN Drug Control.

The book is the first fully-focussed history of the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. As the CND responds to emerging challenges and realities of the World Drug Problem, in the wake of the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS 2016), the event will aim to use lessons from history to understand how the UN Drug Control system continues to shape national approaches to narcotic drugs, and what changes we can expect in the future. Knowledge gained from these lessons and expected changes can help to identify and safeguard victims of drug-related crime.

15 March 2022, 08:00 AM

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

About The Speakers

Robert Peacock

Robert Peacock

President of the World Society of Victimology


Lindsay Skoll

Lindsay Skoll

Permanent Representative of the UK to the UN in Vienna

Permanent Representative of the UK to the UN in Vienna


Umej Bhatia

Umej Bhatia

Permanent Representative of Singapore to the UN

Permanent Representative of Singapore to the UN in Vienna and Geneva


Luis Javier Campuzano Pina

H.E. Luis Javier Campuzano Pina

Permanent Representative of Mexico to the UN in Vienna

Permanent Representative of Mexico to the UN in Vienna


Tuesday Reitano

Tuesday Reitano

Deputy Director, GI-TOC


John Collins

John Collins

Director of Academic Engagement, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime