L’échec de la répression: la prohibition du cannabis ne fonctionne pas, plaide l’ex-présidente de la Suisse

GENÈVE | L’ex-présidente de la Suisse Ruth Dreifuss ne mâche pas ses mots lorsque vient le temps de donner son avis sur la répression actuelle en matière de stupéfiants, une mesure qu’elle qualifie de «stupide, contre-productive et contraire aux droits de l’homme». À lire aussi: Distribution légale du cannabis: le

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Regional drugs response reflects global policies

Co-signed by Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland and Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, and Senator Mark Golding, former Minister of Justice of Jamaica. The Caribbean has been a major cocaine trafficking route for the last 50

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Exmandatarios Ricardo Lagos, de Chile, y Fernando Henrique, de Brasil, hablan del proceso con Farc

Un mensaje a los colombianos sobre la trascendencia de la votación por dos reconocidos expresidentes suramericanos: Ricardo Lagos, de Chile, y Fernando Henrique Cardoso, de Brasil. In El País y El Tiempo. “Exmandatarios Ricardo Lagos, de Chile, y Fernando Henrique, de Brasil, hablan del proceso con Farc“, El País, 30

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Colombia’s long, difficult path to peace

Opinion piece by Commissioner Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil. For the first time in more than half a century, a child was born in a peaceful Colombia. She was delivered on Sept. 27, minutes after historic peace negotiations came to a close. This is a stunning achievement. Every

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“Harassing and arresting drug users will not help to dismantle criminal organisations”

Interview with Mme Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland and Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, by award-winning journalist Lina Myte Pascal in the Mauritian Weekly magazine, on the scale-back of health programs for drug users in Mauritius. Download the article.  

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To the President of the Philippines

Commissioners Fernando Cardoso, former President of Brazil; Louise Arbour, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Canada; and Sir Richard Branson, Entrepreneur, Founder of the Virgin Group write an open letter to President Duterte of the Philippines, published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. THE GLOBAL Commission on Drug Policy was

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La répression de la consommation de drogues renforce les organisations criminelles

Tant qu’existera un marché noir, tant que les consommateurs et les petits acteurs non violents du marché seront criminalisés, la répression continuera de faire des ravages, estiment Ruth Dreifuss, Ricardo Lagos et Olusegun Obasanjo, respectivement anciens présidents de la Confédération suisse, du Chili et du Nigéria. 2016 est, au niveau mondial,

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Decriminalizing of drugs, the only pathway by Presidents Obasanjo, Lagos and Dreifuss

 Drug trafficking and the black market are, to a large extent, a direct consequence of the international drug control system and the national laws that are derived therefrom. 2016 has been a pivotal year for drug policy on a global level. THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2016. BRENNAN LINSLEY/AP/SIPA The review of

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Duterte’s war on drugs is not the answer by Richard Branson

It’s not easy to suppress frustration and anger reading news from the Philippines these days. When President Rodrigo Duterte took office on June 30th, he vowed to double down on the country’s war on drugs – and double down he did.Duterte openly called on police and others to kill anyone

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We Must End the War on Drugs by Richard Branson

Published in Der Zeit on July 6, 2016 Sir Richard Branson, the entrepreneur and advocate for social causes, is a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The panel wants to bring about informed, science-based discussions about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to

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