Lviv – Drugs Policy

ELSA Lviv is extremely happy to announce the first edition of our Summer ELSA Law School on Drugs Policy. Our main aim is to organise a week that will become a whirlpool of new ideas and motivation for self-development, not to mention emotions and fun. The topic of Drugs Policy is extremely current, since the issues of legalisation of marijuana and other drugs and their control in medicine are being raised more and more frequently. The topic has several aspects, which include issues of medical and criminal law and touch the social sphere, particularly in the area of healthcare. Due to the fast-paced development of mankind, the internet, as usual, has influenced the topic as well. That is why the impact of the 'dark web' on drugs supply has to be included in the discussion. All this and more aims to give you a complete overview of Drugs Policy in Europe. As an awesome advantage, the ELSA Law School is going to be held in Lviv, a city where old architecture and a spirit of customs combine with a modern lifestyle, creating a place of beauty and fun! We would love to welcome you to our city, boasting the best of what Ukraine has to offer!
Maximum participation fees
ELSA Members from Non-Favoured Countries: €300
ELSA Members from Favoured Countries: €270
ELSA Alumni: €360
Non ELSA Members: €360
Maximum extra fees
Gala Ball: €40
Transfer (Airport - City): €20
Lviv, Ukraine
Hotel Cisar, Lviv
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Academic Partner
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Academic Programme

The general scope of the academic programme includes the following topics:

  • General overview of the different types of drugs and their allowance in European states: before starting a more detailed analysis of drugs policy, participants should have a general understanding of different types of drugs by their chemical type of the active ingredient, as well as legal classification by risk to human health
  • Drug supply reduction – an overview of EU policies and measures: the issue of drugs’ illegal dissemination is on the agenda in many European countries, so analysis of existent policies will provide the participants with factual conditions
  • International treaties on Drugs Policy: the overview of international documents regulating drugs supply and control will give the participants the opportunity to study the policy in EU in comparison to internationally
  • The role of the ‘dark web’ in the trade of illicit drugs and internet-facilitated drugs trade: an enormous amount of drugs are illegally smuggled via the web, so to find the solution to the problem, participants should be able to appreciate the magnitude of the problem
  • Decriminalisation of drugs – prospective: as this issue is being brought to the fore constantly, participants will get a general outline of ‘pro’ and ‘contra’ arguments for drugs legalisation and thus will be able to form their own opinions
  • Access to controlled medicines – the impact of legalised drugs: the use of narcotic substances in medicine is widespread and integral, though the process sometimes gets out of governmental control, causing misuse of the respective narcotic components.