ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

vrijdag 28 januari 2022

BOOK: John COLLINS, Legalising the Drug Wars: A Regulatory History of UN Drug Control (Cambridge University Press, 2021)

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Book description;:

Where did the regulatory underpinnings for the global drug wars come from? This book is the first fully-focused history of the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the bedrock of the modern multilateral drug control system and the focal point of global drug regulations and prohibitions. Although far from the propagator of the drug wars, the UN enabled the creation of a uniform global legal framework to effectively legalise, or regulate, their pursuit. This book thereby answers the question of where the international legal framework for drug control came from, what state interests informed its development and how complex diplomatic negotiations resulted in the current regulatory system, binding states into an element of global policy uniformity.

Table of Contents:

Historical Overview: The International Drug Control System pp xiv-xviii

Introduction pp 1-12

1 - Drug Diplomacy from the Opium Wars through the League of Nations, 1839–1939 pp 13-24

2 - International Drug Control in Wartime, 1939–1945 pp 25-69

3 - Creating the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, 1945–1946 pp 70-89

4 - Reconstructing Drug Control in Europe, Asia and the Middle East pp 90-112

5 - Old Battles Anew at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, 1946–1948 pp 113-134

6 - Dividing Up the Global Licit Market, 1948–1953 pp 135-158

7 - From the 1953 Protocol to the 1961 Single Convention pp 159-188

8 - Assessing the Legal Legacy of the Single Convention pp 189-203

9 - Conclusion: UN Drug Control in the Twenty-First Century pp 204-224

Notes pp 225-267

Bibliography pp 268-276

Index pp 277-277

(source: CUP)