Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

No information available

National Narcotics Control Authorities

No information available

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

US State Dept Narcotics Report 2011 - Libya

Type:

Security

Published Authority:

U.S State Dept

Date:

1 October 2002

Internet link:

www.knowyourcountry.com/libya1111.html

Publisher website:

www.knowyourcountry.com

Name:

UNDP Libya launches workshop to train people working in outreach and behaviour change for injecting drug users

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

UNDP

Date:

27 April 2009

Internet link:

www.undp-libya.org/news22.php

Publishers website:

www.undp.org


Name:

Ungass Country Progress Report - Libya

LibyaType:

Preventative

Published Authority:

UNAIDS

Date:

31 March 2012

Internet link:

www.unaids.org/en/dataanalysis/monitoringcountryprogress/progressreports/2012countries/ce_LY_Narrative_Report%5B1%5D.pdf

Publishers website:

www.unaids.org

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances1988

Published Authority:

UNODC

Date:

1988

Internet link:

www.unodc.org/pdf/convention_1988_en.pdf

Publisher Website:

www.unodc.org

Facts and stats

  • The UNODC established a Drugs and HIV project in Libya with one of the aims being the rehabilitation of drug addicts and the building a drug rehabilitation centre in Tripoli. However the civil war in 2011 stalled these plans.
  • Although not considered a production location for illicit drugs, the country remains a renowned transit route for narcotics thanks to its porous borders, geographical location and lack of strong law enforcement.
  • Between 2000 and 2010 the Libyan government claimed to have seized around 100,000 tons of cannabis, 360 kg of heroin and cocaine and approximately five million tablets of psychotropic drugs, although these claims have been met with scepticism.
  • In 2009 the Libyan courts processed around 3,100 separate drug-related prosecutions involving 4,400 persons, 3,700 of which were Libyan citizens.
  • Consumption of drug statistics are scarce when it comes to Libya because of the limited organisational capacity to carry out research. There are also strong social and religious taboos that surround the misuse of drugs and talking about the problem to strangers.
  • Libya is one of many countries that signed up to the UN Drug Convention of 1988 and in 2009 agreed to the setting up of a UNODC office in Tripoli.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

The Libyan National Society for Anti-Drugs and Mental Stimulants

Type:

Non-governmental

Address/ contact:

Victory Building
Floor 6
Sidi bou Said
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Website: www.gdf.org.ly/english/main.html

The Libyan National Society for Anti-Drugs and Mental Stimulants is a charitable, non-governmental body which aims to provide treatment and rehabilitation to those suffering from drug addiction. It runs social programmes in the community seeking to prevent the spread of illicit drug use and also offers financial loans and the provision of facilities to those whose lives have been blighted by drug addiction in an attempt to re-integrate them back into society.