Commissioner Branson: “Can drug policy reform come to the UK too?”

Read original article on Virgin.com Heartened to see UK political leaders from across the political spectrum come to admit that the war on drugs has been “comprehensively lost”, an epic failure that has cost tens of thousands of lives the world over and billions in taxpayer funds. Image from Virgin.com

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Commissioners Sampaio, Clark and Kwasniewski also in El Espectador: “El proceso de paz está por encima de la política”, dice Comisión Global de Políticas de Drogas

Read original in El Espectador A propósito de las elecciones del próximo domingo en Colombia, pronunciamiento en carta abierta de este grupo de notables internacionales, encargado, junto con Naciones Unidas, del monitoreo y verificación del punto 4 del Acuerdo de paz con las Farc. La Comisión informó que su mensaje de

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Commissioners Sampaio, Clark and Kwasniewski in El Tiempo: “Exmandatarios piden a Colombia seguir con la sustitución de cultivos””

Global Commissioners Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and Aleksander Kwasniewski, former President of Poland, write and the need to maintain the peace agreement in Colombia and respect engagements made to coca crop farmers.

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Khalid Tinasti on CNN Money Switzerland: “Failing drug policies require new approach”

Executive Secretary Khalid Tinasti presents the views and positions of the Global Commission on Drug Policy in an interview with CNN Money Switzerland.

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Commissioner Clark, Foreword to the 2018 Global Prison Trends report

PRI has launched its annual flagship publication, Global Prison Trends 2018. Here we publish the foreword to the report, written by the Rt Hon Helen Clark, a Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, and Former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. Read

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Khalid Tinasti in Southeast Asia Globe: “How Duterte’s war on drugs feeds on his country’s worst fears”

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody crackdown on drugs is pushing the country’s most vulnerable people even further towards the margins, says Global Commission on Drugs executive secretary Khalid Tinasti Read original article in Southeast Asia Globe The Philippines’ extremist response to drugs marks a return of ‘majoritarianism’ in the political space

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Ruth Dreifuss in dem Zeit: “Stürzte täglich eine Boeing ab, würden wir doch auch etwas ändern”

Lesen Sie den Originalartikel Jeden Tag 170 Opioid-Tote, ein vollbesetztes Flugzeug: Das sind die USA. Präsident Trump will daher die Todesstrafe für Dealer. Das wird scheitern und katastrophal enden. Die Opioid-Krise in den USA trifft fast jede Region und jede soziale Schicht und führt zu 170 Todesfällen pro Tag – ungefähr die

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Anand Grover in Jakarta Post: “Development cannot be sustainable without drug policy reform”

Read original article in Jakarta Post By Anand Grover, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and Senior Advocate, member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Indonesia boasts one of the most vibrant emerging economies in the world. As such, the country is at the forefront of contemporary

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EFE/El Mundo (USA): “El sueño de USA de un mundo sin drogas es una ilusión”

Read original in El Mundo. La presidenta de la Comisión Global de Políticas sobre Drogas, Ruth Dreifuss, consideró hoy que USA todavía sueña con un mundo libre de drogas, algo que “es una ilusión” teniendo en cuenta la crisis de opiáceos y el “fracaso” de la política de control de

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Ruth Dreifuss dans Le Devoir, Canada: “Pour une réforme efficace des politiques sur les drogues”

Co-signé par Ruth Dreifuss, ancienne présidente de la Confédération suisse et présidente de la Commission globale de politique en matière de drogues; et Richard Elliott, directeur général du Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida Lire l’article original dans Le Devoir. Le mois dernier, le Canada a réussi à faire adopter la toute première résolution concernant la lutte

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