Author(s): Olena Kudermina, Vyacheslav Kazmirenko, Sadig Rza Ogly Tagiev, Mykhailo Puzyrov, Oleksandr Samofalov
The article is concerned with the study of actual issues of counterdrug activities under the current conditions of Ukraine and world development. It has been found that today the counteraction and fight against drug-related crime is one of the priorities of legislative and law enforcement activity. It is considered the experience of Ukraine in counterdrug activities through the criminalization of acts with drugs. Attention is focused on the compromises of some states (the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Portugal) on the decriminalization of socially dangerous acts with drugs. It has been established that, despite the potential for decriminalizing drug acts to improve the criminal situation in the state and to save money for law enforcement agencies to prevent socially dangerous drug acts, there are innovation warnings. It has been concluded that, at the level of the European Union, it is necessary to work out a position acceptable to all on the decriminalization of drug offenses for its gradual implementation under the supervision of European institutions in the future.