Ethical and legal issues in the control of drug abuse and drug trafficking : the Nigerian case.
International conference on the social sciences and medicine. Peebles (GBR), 1992/09/14.
This paper presents a general review of drug law and policy in Nigeria beginning with the international attempts to control the traffic in liquor during the pre-colonial and colonial periods.
The paper assesses the impact of penal policy on trafficking and use of illicit drugs at different stages in the transformation of Nigeria from a colonial outpost to an independent nation.
One persistent feature of drug control mechanisms in Nigeria has been the emphasis on the reduction of supply with the imposition of harsh though inconsistent punishment including, at one time, the death penalty for trafficking.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Trafic illicite, Politique sanitaire, Législation, Historique, Alcool, Nigéria, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Illicit traffic, Health policy, Legislation, Case history, Alcohol, Nigeria, Africa
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