Press release: “The Global Commission on Drug Policy congratulates Michel Kazatchkine on receiving “South Africa’s International Science Diplomacy Award” for tackling HIV/AIDS”

(Geneva, 14 December 2018) The members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy wish to extend their congratulations to their fellow Commissioner Michel Kazatchkine, who received South Africa’s International Science Diplomacy Award for Lifetime Contribution to tackling HIV/AIDS. Presented by the Minister of Science and Technology at the Science Forum

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Ruth Dreifuss and Bill Richardson in The Daily Caller: “Abstinence from punishment, a path to address the opioid crisis”

By Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico, and Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland and Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy* More than 70’000 people died from a drug overdose in 2017 in the United States, according to reports. This sets yet a new record, emphasizing the

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Commissioner Ramos-Horta: “Put Human Rights in Global Drug Policy”

Read original post in the Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal. Human Rights Day Message—Put Human Rights in Global Drug Policy José Ramos-Horta Around the world, people have experienced one of the most widespread and shameful human rights failures of our time—the global war on drugs. Barely a day passes

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Commissioner Lagos: “Drug regulation must be tackled at the regional level”

Read original article on Insight Crime. Few topics seem to be gaining as much traction, or courting as much controversy, across the Americas as the regulation of drugs. Following the steps of Uruguay, Canada has just legalized the use of marijuana and other countries are debating similar new laws. And

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Global Commission Chair and former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss challenges Trump’s drug action plan

As 120 nations support the US action plan to confront drug abuse, a prominent ex-politician explains why Switzerland is not on board. Read original article on Swissinfo. Ruth Dreifuss, who in 1999 was the first woman to hold the Swiss presidency, is the founder and president of the Global Commission on

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Global Commission Präsidentin auf SRF: “Dreifuss legt sich mit Trump an”

Innerhalb der Vereinten Nationen wird hart um die künftige Ausrichtung der globalen Drogenpolitik gerungen. Mittendrin: eine alt Bundesrätin. Autor:Fredy Gsteiger Ruth Dreifuss wehrt sich. Die von ihr geleitete internationale Kommission für Drogenpolitik wolle keineswegs mit einer Liberalisierung dem Drogenhandel und -konsum Tür und Tor öffnen. Sie wolle eine «verantwortliche Kontrolle

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Ruth Dreifuss sur Radio Neuchâtel, Suisse: “Pour une régulation du marché de la drogue”

Place publique a reçu Ruth Dreifuss, ancienne présidente de la Confédération, et initiatrice de la politique suisse en matière de toxicomanie. Écouter l’interview sur RTN.  

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Commissioners Gaviria, Obasanjo and Ramos-Horta dans Le Monde: “La production et la distribution de drogues légalement régulées par les Etats sont une meilleure alternative à la prohibition”

Trois anciens chefs d’Etats estiment, dans une tribune au « Monde », que la régulation légale de la production et de la distribution de drogues par les gouvernements constituent une meilleure solution que l’inefficace « guerre à la drogue », facteur de violence, de corruption et de régression économique. Read original article in Le Monde.

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Khalid Tinasti in Modern Ghana: “Africa’s Time To Shape International Drug Policy”

Read original article in Modern Ghana. Africa’s Time To Shape International Drug Policy Last March, during a discussion on the decriminalization of drug use at a diplomatic dinner in Vienna, where the United Nations’ drug control entities sit, a Central African representative said that “African countries cannot decriminalize, because only

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Commissioner George Shultz in Washington Post: “How we can help the migrant caravan”

“Curbing violence in Central America will require addressing the U.S. war on drugs. Instead of blaming the migrants who are fleeing violence and corruption in Central America, we should recognize why they are leaving and do something about it.” Read original article in the Washington Post.

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