The Forms of International Institutional Law: An Historical Analysis of the Scheduling Decisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Taken by the United Nations Commission on Narcotics Drugs

International Organizations Law Review, 7 (2010) 171-221

51 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2014

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Cristián Gimenez-Corte

United Nations; Universidad Nacional del Litoral - Faculty of Law

Date Written: December 1, 2009

Abstract

The objective of this study is to analyze the legal form of the drug scheduling decisions made by the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) to place a given narcotic drug or psychotropic substance under international control, in accordance with the drug control treaties. In particular, this study will focus upon the historical evolution of the legal form of the decisions of the CND from the inception of the 1961 Single Convention until the latest decision on this matter in 2007. This study will also seek to show how, and to explain why, the form of the decisions ‘evolved’ from a very informal and vague way to a strict and concrete legal format. By doing so, this study will interpret these decisions, systematizing them within the general framework of UN law. This exercise will lead, ultimately, to the determination of the meaning of the decisions.

Keywords: International Institutional Law, Form of Law, United Nations, International Organizations, Drug Control, Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Office on Drugs and Crime, International Narcotics Control Board

Suggested Citation

Gimenez-Corte, Cristián and Gimenez-Corte, Cristián, The Forms of International Institutional Law: An Historical Analysis of the Scheduling Decisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Taken by the United Nations Commission on Narcotics Drugs (December 1, 2009). International Organizations Law Review, 7 (2010) 171-221, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2375879

Cristián Gimenez-Corte (Contact Author)

Universidad Nacional del Litoral - Faculty of Law ( email )

Santa Fe
Argentina

United Nations ( email )

New York, NY 10017
United States

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