Events

Events

Rio de Janeiro International Symposium on Public Security and Drug Policy (25 February 2008)

Rio de Janeiro International Symposium on Public Security and Drug Policy Co-hosted by the Brazilian National Antidrug Secretariat SENAD/GSI/PR, Ministry of Justice’s National Public Security Secretariat SENASP/MJ, Directorate of the Federal Police, and ICOS are hosting The First International Symposium on Public Security and Drug Policy, which will take place in the 25th, 26th and 27th of February, at the Sofitel Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This event brings together international authorities, experts and policy makers to discuss the most pressing challenges facing public security and law enforcement. In particular the ways in which the problem of drugs impact on public security, and the relationship between drug policy and public security policies will be explored.

SESSION I: PUBLIC SECURITY AND THE PROBLEM OF DRUGS
Brazilian and International authorities who directly participate in the actions for the reduction of both supply and demand of drugs will make presentations, demonstrating the impact that the problem of drugs has on day to day public security activities, and what steps are being taken to minimize the problem.

SESSION II: NARCOTRAFFIC AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
In this session the subject of international narco-trafficking and connected crimes will be discussed. The speakers present the implications that criminal organizations, especially narco-traffickers bring for regional, hemispheric and global security. The new groups, networks and criminal connections in operation around the world and actions needed to confront them will be presented.

SESSION III: YOUTHS AND NARCOTRAFFIC: FACTORS OF RISK AND PROTECTION
The speakers will approach the consumption of drugs from a social perspective, such as the legal aspects and factors of risk and protection for youths.

Download the programme here

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