In terms of international law the article substantiates the idea that the drug production in Afghanistan should be qualified by the UN Security Council as a threat to international peace and security.
The problem aspects of a ban of treatment of drug addiction by Substitution Therapy are considered in this article. The margin of appreciation in regulation of treatment of drug addiction and approach for constructive dialogue between supporters and opponents of Substitution Therapy are shown in this work.
In this article the author considers certain special aspects of the Russian counter-drugs legislation as it is applied to food papaver. The issue’s relevance is associated with numerous lawsuits, including high-profile cases, against businessmen involved in the supply and sale of food containing papaver and its products on charges of drug dealing.
Considering the reasons and legal basis for the formation of such law enforcement practice, the author carries out a detailed study of the Russian counter-drugs legislation. Thus, the author examines the Russian Federation Government Resolution dated June 30, 1998 № 681 "On Approval of the narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors list subject to control in the Russian Federation" on its compliance with the Convention "On narcotic drugs" of 1961 and the Federal Law the Russian Federation dated January 8, 1998 № 3-FZ "On Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances." It turned out that at the heart of many criminal cases there is a terminological inexactitude: Russian legislation embeds a different meaning of the "papaver straw" concept compared to its meaning on the international level.