War on Drugs
The Global Commission’s first report broke the taboo on the issues of drug policy reform, unequivocally declaring that the so-called war on drugs had failed. This was the first time that high-level political figures, intellectuals and diplomats had come out clearly stating that the current approach was not working and that a new focus needed to be implemented. Recommendations included the decriminalization of all drugs, offering health and treatment services to those in need, as well as harm reduction measures such as substitution therapy, and focusing repressive actions only on violent organizations, in ways that undermine their power and reach.
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