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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Khalid Tinasti in The Daily Star, Bangladesh: “Drug Policies should be first of all concerned with preserving public health”

Bangladesh’s recent impetus on cracking down on drug abuse and trade has led to some divisive results—while there is no doubt that this is an issue that needs to be addressed, the approach taken by the authorities has been questioned. The country recently passed the Narcotics Control Bill 2018, which

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Commissioner Clark: Another decade lost to the global war on drugs

Read original article in The Hill. In my experience as head of my country’s government and previously a health minister, as a former senior official at the United Nations, and more recently as a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, I’ve found debates on drug policy tend to be divisive

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Commissioners Gaviria, Obasanjo and Ramos-Horta en El País: “No estamos ganando la guerra contra las drogas”

Read original article in El País. No estamos ganando la guerra contra las drogas Retiremos el control de los mercados de las manos de la delincuencia organizada Se estima que el mercado delictivo de las drogas asciende a entre 425.000 y 650.000 millones de dólares. Cada vez más recursos ―más de 100.000 millones

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Commissioner Kazatchkine on Africanews: “Débat sur la légalisation du cannabis en Afrique”

Commissioner Michel Kazatchkine gives the opinion of the Global Commission on Drug Policy on the failures of the prohibitionist regime of drug control land the need to legally regulate all drugs. Michel Kazachkine, membre de la Commission globale de politique en matière de drogues, présente la position de la Commission

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Part II of Ruth Dreifuss interview with 95bFM, New Zealand

Listen to interview. Ruth Dreifuss discusses on radio 95bFM in New Zealand the Global Commission’s recent report, Regulation: the responsible control of drugs, and talks about what the current global drug control stance, the cultural difference between alcohol and drugs and what is meant by regulation. (This is part II of a series

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Press release: The Global Commission on Drug Policy congratulates its chair Ruth Dreifuss, co-recipient of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology

(Geneva, 7 November 2018) The members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy wish to extend their congratulations to Ruth Dreifuss, former president of Switzerland and Chair of the Global Commission, as well as Peter Reuter, Director of the Program on the Economics of Crime and Justice Policy at the

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Ruth Dreifuss on 95bFM, New Zealand: “Drug Regulation Over Prohibition”

Listen to interview. Ruth Dreifuss discusses on radio 95bFM in New Zealand the Global Commission’s recent report, Regulation: the responsible control of drugs, and talks about what the current global drug control stance, the cultural difference between alcohol and drugs and what is meant by regulation. (This is part I of a series

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Commissioners Clark and Dreifuss on Newshub Nation: “New Zealand ‘well-behind’ on lifesaving drug reform”

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says New Zealand urgently needs a new approach to drug policy, in which drugs are decriminalised and state-regulated. One of the countries Ms Clark suggests emulating is Switzerland, whose Former President Ruth Dreifuss also spoke with Newshub Nation about why the punitively focused ‘war on

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