law expert, member of the National Assembly
Bojan Dobovšek, PhD, Associate Professor of Criminal Investigation, is a Vice Dean at the Faculty of Criminal Justice, University of Maribor, Slovenia. He was a member of Commission for the Prevention of Corruption as representative of Judiciary branch of power.
He is the author of books and articles on organised crime and corruption. Ongoing research projects: Corruption and Rule of Law; Informal networks and State capture; Art crime; Organised crime and Informal economy; Crime and Tourism; Investigating Ecological crime.
He is a partner of Institute fur Politikwissenschaft und Socialforschunf, University of Wurzburg, Germany and visiting professor on Faculties in Ghent, Sarajevo, Belgrade and Zagreb.
|2014||Trends in drug laws on the Balkan drug route||Abstract|
Legislation and drug policy is created in state institutions, but on issues related to the drugs also non-governmental organizations play a very important role. This article summarizes the findings of the review and the current situation regarding legislation in the countries of the Balkan region. The purpose of this lecture is to present those findings that are common throughout the region and have proven usefulness in practice. Despite the differences at the national level, there are common features in the development and trends in the law on drugs in the Balkan route. Social and political climate is a key factor that affects the speed of legislative reforms and the implementation of necessary measures. In this article we will focus on the issue of cannabis as a gateway drug on the road of drug addiction. Therefore, we will emphasize ideas and suggestions, which have been taken up by some experts from countries on the Balkan route.