Damon Barrett – Children after the drug war

Damon Barrett – Children after the drug war

Posted On: November 24, 2011
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Damon Barrett talks about unintended negative consequences of lifting Prohibition – and particularly how those may affect children once the war on drugs is ended. He draws attention to the possible role multi-national corporations might play if they take over the supply of some drugs from criminal gangs.

Damon is the senior human rights analyst at Harm Reduction Internatianal. He is a co-founder and project director of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy and an editor of the International Journal on Human Rights and Drug Policy. He has recently published a book ‘Children of the Drug War’ – is a unique collection of original essays that investigates the impacts of the war on drugs on children, young people and their families. It is available for free download at http://www.childrenofthedrugwar.org.