Commissioners Arbour and ElBaradei in The Guardian: “The campaign for a ‘drug-free world’ is costing lives”

Read original article in The Guardian Drug control efforts across the world are a threat to human dignity and the right to life. In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from a drug overdose in the US. Among the reasons for these deaths are the lack of access to health and harm-reduction services,

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Commissioners Dreifuss, Santos and Zedillo, Project Syndicate: “Legalization Is the Only Viable Drug Policy”

Read original article on Project Syndicate After decades of wasted money and lost lives, it is time for governments to stop prosecuting a futile war on psychoactive substances, and instead embrace drug legalization and regulation. Only by taking back control of the drug market from criminals can policymakers begin to

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Michel Kazatchkine dans Le Temps: “Malgré l’échec, l’ONU poursuit le dogme de la prohibition de la drogue”

Lire l’article original dans Le Temps La politique onusienne menée depuis 2009 n’a en rien freiné le trafic. Mais la Commission des stupéfiants de l’ONU n’en a pas tiré les leçons. La colère de Michel Kazatchkine, membre de la Commission globale de politique en matière de drogues. Depuis le plan d’action

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Khalid Tinasti in Der Standard

Read the original article in Der Standard Zukunft internationaler Drogenpolitik: Koordination oder Irrelevanz? Die internationale Gemeinschaft kann es sich nicht leisten, Drogen nur aus der Perspektive der Kriminalitätsbekämpfung zu behandeln. Die internationale Drogenpolitik ist ein besonderer Fall unter den multilateralen Abkommen: Von der Einführung des internationalen Drogenkontrollregimes am Ende des

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Press release: Public Statement of the Global Commission on Drug Policy on the CND ministerial segment declaration

Download the press release – Télécharger le communiqué – Descargue el anuncio de prensa – Скачать Пресс-релиз (Geneva, 12 March 2019) Government authorities gathering this week in Vienna at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) have the opportunity of correcting the course of international drug policy and ending decades of

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Khalid Tinasti dans L’Economiste: “Cannabis: Le commerce international s’organise… sauf au Maroc”

Lire l’article original dans L’Économiste Depuis 2013, pas moins de dix Etats américains et la capitale fédérale, ainsi que le Canada et l’Uruguay, ont autorisé l’usage légal du cannabis pour leurs résidents adultes. Dans les mois qui viennent, le Mexique, le Luxembourg, les Pays-Bas et la Nouvelle Zélande leur emboïteront le

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Press Release: The Global Commission welcomes Dr. ElBaradei as a new member

Access Arabic version Geneva, 28 February 2019 The Global Commission on Drug Policy is honored to welcome as a new member Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General Emeritus of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who provides a wealth of experience and invaluable knowledge on public policies and

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Commissioner Ramos-Horta in South China Morning Post: “Asia’s brutal drug policies have failed”

Read original article in South China Morning Post. Asia is characterised by some of the world’s harshest approaches to combating illicit use of drugs, an almost entirely one-dimensional security approach as opposed to a more integrated humane, political, social and security approach. The victims are mainly the urban and rural

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Commissioner Ramos-Horta in Asahi Shimbun: “Falsehoods and facts about drugs and people who use them”

For the first time since its founding in 2011, the Global Commission has published an opinion piece in a major Japanese paper, the Asahi Shimbun. With a circulation of over 6.6 million, the Asahi Shimbun is the second most circulated newspaper in the world after the Yomiuri Shimbun, and considered the New York Times of Japan.

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Commissioners Clark and Dreifuss on Swiss Radio talking about “The Lost Decade in the War on Drugs”

Helen Clark et Ruth Dreifuss, membres de la Commission globale, commentent la faillite de la dernière décennie de politique internationale de contrôle des drogues sur la radio RTS. Écouter l’audio (2′)

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