Citywide Conference. Criminalising Addiction: is there Another Way?
On May 21st Citywide held a conference to discuss the impact of current Irish Drug Policy and to look at possible alternative policies. The conference was promoted as being held against a backdrop of an international push to review the ‘War on Drugs’ and to consider alternative drugs policies. Citywide believe that it is important to examine the evidence that informs these policies in order to participate in the debate.
Participants were given an opportunity to discuss their views and to listen to presentations from:
- Niamh Eastwood, Director of Release, the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law in the UK
- Johnny Connolly, Research Officer, Health Research Board
- Liam Herrick, Executive Director, Irish Penal Reform Trust
- Brigid Pike, Researcher, Irish Focal Point for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Health Research Board
Below are video recordings of all four presentations given on the day.