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International Drug Control On Tuesday 4th September 2012 the Royal Institute for International Affairs, Chatham House, hosted the formal launch of Dave Bewley-Taylor’s (Dept. of Political and Cultural Studies) latest monograph, International Drug Control: Consensus Fractured.  Published by Cambridge University Press, this explores emerging tensions within the international community’s approach to illicit drug use and explores rationales and scenarios that may lead to a shift beyond the current punitive paradigm.  The panel event, which was chaired by Paul Mendelle QC,  involved a presentation on the book by Dave and responses to its findings and main conclusions by HE Eduardo Medina-Mora, Ambassador of Mexico to the UK, and HE Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera, Ambassador of Colombia to the UK. The panel was followed by 40 minutes of Q&A with an audience including invited academics, NGO representatives, diplomatic staff, and Chatham House analysts and members.

The event, which was organized by Chatham House’s International Security programme, was held in conjunction with Release and the International Drug Policy Consortium and supported by 25 Bedford Row Chambers.