KAZGUU University professor serves as a UN expert

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From 13 to 15 June 2018, Professor M. Kogamov, Doctor of Law, Head of a research project on Criminal Justice and Scientific Expertise; and Signe Rotberg, Head of the UNODC Programme Office in Astana and Regional Adviser on HIV, visited Dushanbe, where they took part in a round table discussion on the experiences of treating drug addicts in Tajikistan, including the treatment of drug addicts in penitentiary institutions with the use of methadone. In addition, the round table discussed positive experiences of Ukraine’s Poltava region of systemic and complex treatment of drug addicts, which was studied by a delegation of non-governmental organisations and state bodies of Tajikistan.

Professor Kogamov served as an expert on behalf of the UN Office in Kazakhstan. He reported on the results of a study of Tajikistan’s current legislation regarding the identifying and assigning drug addicts to the country’s medical and social institutions and made recommendations on how to improve the relevant legislation and its implementation.