Commissioner Branson in The Australian: “Casualties pile up in ‘war on drugs'”

Opinion piece in The Australian by Sir Richard Branson, member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, on how Australia can reduce drug dependency and save lives by decriminalizing psychoactive substances. Read article.

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The Intercept: Trump gets 100 countries to sign on to his U.N. drug war plan, ignoring changing thinking on human rights and legalization

Read original article in The Intercept.   THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION announced last week that it would kick off the United Nations General Assembly with an event inviting member states to join a revamped U.S. war on drugs. On Monday, Donald Trump got his drug meeting — but not quite everyone signed on. Billed as

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NZZ: Wie Mexiko den Drogenkrieg beenden will – und was Ruth Dreifuss davon hält

(How Mexico wants to end the war on drugs – and what Ruth Dreifuss thinks about that). Read original article in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Zwei internationale Treffen verdeutlichten am Montag, wie sehr sich die Geister an der Frage des Umgangs mit illegalen Rauschmitteln scheiden. In Lateinamerika wird die Entkriminalisierung

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Metro UK: “Former world leaders call for worldwide legalisation as ‘war on drugs has failed’”

Read original article in Metro UK. A group including 12 former heads of state has called for drugs to be legalised worldwide, as the war on drugs has ‘failed’, a report published today said. The report ‘Regulation: The Responsible Control of Drugs’ by the Global Commission on Drug Policy found

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El País: El expresidente Zedillo urge a México a pasar de la prohibición a la regulación de las drogas (Former president Zedillo urges Mexico to go from prohibition to regulation of drugs)

Read original article in El País. La guerra global contra las drogas ha fracasado y México es el mejor ejemplo de ello. Así de contundente se muestra un grupo de especialistas de la Universidad de Yale y del Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) capitaneado por el expresidente mexicano Ernesto

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Statement of the Global Commission on Drug Policy on the “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem”

(Geneva, 23 September) The Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem, hosted by the US Administration on 24 September at the UN, signals the continuation of inefficient, costly and harmful policies. These policies result in punitive law enforcement, militarization, mass incarceration, forced treatment, and broken families and communities.

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EFE: Ernesto Zedillo reconoce mala estrategia en su sexenio (Commissioner Zedillo recognizes failed strategy of prohibition)

Ernesto Zedillo critica guerra contra el narcotráfico, reconoce mala estrategia en su sexenio Regeneración, 24 de septiembre del 2018.-Durante la presentación del Segundo informe de la Comisión Global de Política de Drogas, el expresidente de México, Ernesto Zedillo, reconoció que siguió “políticas equivocadas” en el tema de las drogas y

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Globe and Mail: “Commission calls for ‘responsible control’ of illicit drugs through legalization, regulation”

Read original article on Globe and Mail. ANDREA WOO PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018UPDATED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 A commission comprising of former heads of state and international experts is calling for the “responsible control” of currently illicit drugs through legalization and regulation. But Canada is just weeks away from cannabis legalization and

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Globe and Mail: “Canada signs on to U.S.-led renewal of war on drugs”

Read original article in Globe and Mail. Canada was rebuked on Monday by a group of world leaders and experts on drug policy for endorsing a Trump-led declaration renewing the “war on drugs” and for passing up a critical moment to provide global leadership on drug regulation. The Trudeau government’s decision

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