INCB mission to the Netherlands

VIENNA, 18 June 2018 - From 11 to 14 June, INCB undertook a mission to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The mission was led by Amb. David Johnson, Member of the Board, who was accompanied by Mr Paul Rabbat from the INCB Secretariat and was coordinated by the Nutrition, Health Protection and Prevention Department of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. Over the course of the mission, meetings were held with representatives from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (Nutrition, Health Protection and Prevention Department, Office of Medicinal Cannabis) , the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Social Development Department, Counter-terrorism and National Security Division), the Ministry of Justice and Security, the Public Prosecution Service, the Dutch National Police and the Ministry of Finance (National Office Dutch Customs, Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service).

The INCB delegation also visited the Netherlands Forensic Institute, the Trimbos Institute, the Joint Inspection Centre customs facility at Schiphol airport as well as a shelter/use facility for individuals suffering from drug and alcohol use disorders in Utrecht aimed at providing them with social and other services and ultimately reintegrating them into Dutch society.'

 The findings of the mission will be discussed by the Board at its 123rd session to be held in November 2018.

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