Judges in Latin countries that face the consequences of prohibition in courts and prisons, propose a legislative reform and harmonization of penal responses clearly differentiated by the nature and seriousness of the offense. They ask that the penalties are proportionate and take into account the personal circumstances of the accused, and enable the implementation of alternative sentences.

  • Rome Declaration

    June 11, 2011

    Two years after the Declaration of Latin Judges in Oporto, in line with the report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy in June 2011, judges from several Latin countries drafted the Rome Declaration insisting that the “global war on drugs” has been a failure in view of the very serious consequences it has entailed for individuals and society worldwide.

  • Porto Declaration

    July 3, 2009

    legislativereformA group of judges from different countries gathered in Porto, Portugal, and drafted the Declaration of Porto in which they state that "public drug policies have proved an outright failure, as they have neither achieved their desired goals of reducing drug consumption, nor been able to effectively persecute large criminal organisations."