Ruth Dreifuss on CNN Money Switzerland

On the margins of the Geneva Drug Policy Week, interview with Ruth Dreifuss, Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, on CNN Money Switzerland. Link to video interview.

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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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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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Interview with Ruth Dreifuss in Processo: “Amnistía, para delincuentes menores ligados al narco, para grandes capos no”

Read original article in Proceso.   GINEBRA (apro).- En México, la guerra contra las drogas ha dejado al menos 150 mil muertos y más de 32 mil desaparecidos y miles de detenidos, muchos de ellos por delitos menores relacionados al consumo y cultivo de drogas. En ese sentido, la presidenta de

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NZZ: Wie Mexiko den Drogenkrieg beenden will – und was Ruth Dreifuss davon hält

(How Mexico wants to end the war on drugs – and what Ruth Dreifuss thinks about that). Read original article in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Zwei internationale Treffen verdeutlichten am Montag, wie sehr sich die Geister an der Frage des Umgangs mit illegalen Rauschmitteln scheiden. In Lateinamerika wird die Entkriminalisierung

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Metro UK: “Former world leaders call for worldwide legalisation as ‘war on drugs has failed’”

Read original article in Metro UK. A group including 12 former heads of state has called for drugs to be legalised worldwide, as the war on drugs has ‘failed’, a report published today said. The report ‘Regulation: The Responsible Control of Drugs’ by the Global Commission on Drug Policy found

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ARD/Tagesshau: “Drogenhandel staatlich regulieren?” (Government-regulated drug markets?)

Read original article on Tagesshau. Listen to audio interview with Ruth Dreifuss. Von Anne-Katrin Mellmann, ARD-Studio Mexiko-Stadt Die Weltkommission für Drogenpolitik will die Märkte staatlich regulieren. Das sei der effektivste Weg, um die Probleme in den Griff zu bekommen, sagte deren Präsidentin Dreifuss. Schon seit ihrer Gründung vor sieben Jahren

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Commissioner Bém, Dreifuss and Kazatchkine in BMJ: “Why doctors should support regulated markets in illicit drugs”

Read original article in BMJ. Drug policy affects health. Legalisation is needed not because drugs are safe but because they are risky, write members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Michel Kazatchkine, Pavel Bém, and Ruth Dreifuss Doctors are well aware of the health risks associated with different illicit drugs. What

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Reuters – Regulate: ex-world leaders’ solution to ‘failed’ drug war

Read original article on Reuters. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – More governments should turn away from a repressive war on drugs that has “failed” and look to proven strategies to implement regulated markets for risky substances, a group of former presidents and leaders said in a report published Monday. Since the

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