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    Constanza Sánchez Avilés ICEERS ADF

    Constanza Sánchez Avilés


    Constanza Sánchez Avilés is the Law, Policy & Human Rights Director at the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS). She is a political scientist and holds a PhD in International Law and International Relations. Her main areas of work are national and international drug control policies and the intersection between drug control and human rights. From 2007 to 2013 she was lecturer and researcher at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). She has been visiting scholar at the University of Miami (2010), the University of San Diego (2012) and  research assistant at the Global Drug Policy Observatory, UK (2013). She has also conducted fieldwork in Europe, Peru, the United States, Mexico and the US-Mexico border. Constanza regularly participates at the sessions of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Human Rights bodies in Geneva, as well as other international meetings as CSO representative. She collaborates with several drug policy institutions and assiduously publishes and lectures on her areas of research.

    Among her recent publications: Drogas: una guerra contra las personas más vulnerables (Esglobal), El Control de Drogas. Normas Internacionales, Desafíos Nacionales (Tirant lo Blanch), The Global Drug Prohibition Regime: Prospects for Stability and Change in an Increasingly Less Prohibitionist World (International Politics journal) and the report Better to ask forgiveness than permission: What the world can learn from Spain’s approach to drug policy (GDPO).

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