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About the project

Title: Does the International Control Board successfully balance it’s dual role as an enabler of access to medicine and a restrictor of illicit drug use: A discourse analysis of the annual reports of the INCB. 
University of Hull
Time frame: June 2018 - March 2019
Contact for more details:  Dr Joseph Clark (

The purpose of this project is to explore the discourse of the International Narcotics Control Board relating to enablement or restriction of narcotics, opiates, analgesia and opioids viewed through the lens of its annual reports 1968-2017.

An estimated 100 million people around the world do not get the pain medicines they need. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is a global organization tasked with ensuring two key aims:

  1. ensuring that people who need it have access to strong pain medications, and
  2. limiting global use of illegal drugs

We investigate how the INCB balances these two priorities, by examining a selection of their annual reports. Ti