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Global struggle against illicit drug traffic : a case study of Australia

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Kang, Song Y (1993) Global struggle against illicit drug traffic : a case study of Australia. Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Illicit drug traffic is a serious problem in many countries
because of its tremendous adverse social, economic and political
impacts. Illicit drug traffic is international in nature. A drug illicitly
produced in one country often ends up in another country, changing
hands many times in different countries. This international nature of
illicit drug traffic warrants effective and concerted international action
to fight it.
Since the harms of drug abuse and the problems of illicit drug
traffic came to the attention of the international community in the
early part of this century, efforts have been exerted to establish and
improve an international legal framework to provide principles and
guidelines for effective national and international action in the control
of drugs and the fight against illicit drug traffic. Several multilateral
drug treaties have been concluded to that end. Since these treaties are
not self-executing, they must be fully implemented by national
Governments to produce the desired effects.
This study examines Australia's implementation of the
multilateral drug treaties to which it is a Party. The focus will be
placed on three aspects, which are: extradition of illicit drug related
offenders; mutual legal assistance in the fight against the traffic; and
other forms of international cooperation. Current trends in worldwide
illicit drug traffic having impacts on Australia are also briefly
discussed to indicate directions for Australia's future action in the fight
against illicit drug traffic.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master)
Keywords: Drug traffic, Narcotic laws, Drug control
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Thesis (LL.M.)--University of Tasmania, 1994. Includes bibliography

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