- n. chiefly UK Alternative form of decriminalization.
- n. legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal
“Naturally, the decriminalisation is a positive step," says Jiri Richter of the Sananim organization, but he also points out that the state still isn't doing enough in the areas of prevention and assistance.”
“It suggested that supply reduction and law enforcement strategies have failed, and that alternative strategies such as decriminalisation might be explored, flagging up such programmes in Australia, Bolivia, Canada and Colombia ....”
“Bob Ainsworth, a former Home Office minister, called last week for the "decriminalisation”
“At present, 265 councils have powers to enforce parking and keep the proceeds under a system known as 'decriminalisation' which handed over control from the police to local authorities.”
“They speak of 'decriminalisation' or 'regulation'.”
“It suggested that supply reduction and law enforcement strategies have failed, and that options such as decriminalisation might be explored, flagging up such programmes in Australia, Bolivia, Canada and Colombia.”
“But Mr Brown said: "Some politicians say the idea of decriminalisation is irresponsible.”
“What we have here is the greatest collection thus far of ex-presidents and prime ministers calling very clearly for decriminalisation and experiments with legal regulation," he said.”
“But will culture, religion and lifestyle factors derail the decriminalisation of homosexuality in most African countries or will it be as Wilde Yearnings described “meanwhile in Kenya … The struggle continues …”?”
“Looking at whether law reform proposals meet these criteria seems far more useful than whether they use the term legalisation or decriminalisation.”
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