BBC World Service: “Nigeria’s Obasanjo speaks out on drug policy”

The Global Commission on Drug Policy – a group of eminent world leaders – has called for a rethink on drugs policy. They’ve released a new report saying the current attitude of stigmatising drugs is hindering effective policy-making, and argue that governments should be talking about ‘harm reduction’ rather than

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LUSA/DN: “Relatório defende mudança de percepções para facilitar reformas sobre drogas”

Perceções erradas sobre o consumo de drogas alimentam políticas de proibição e repressão que continuam sem resolver o problema, alerta um relatório internacional publicado hoje em Londres, em que Portugal é considerado um exemplo positivo. O relatório “The World Drug Perception Problem” [O Problema Global da Perceção das Drogas], produzido

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Talking Policy: César Gaviria on the Peace Treaty and Drug Policy in Colombia

César Gaviria [member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy] governed Colombia from 1990-1994, during which time he fought Pablo Escobar’s Medellín drug cartel and oversaw the civil war between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Recently, the Colombian government signed a landmark peace deal with the FARC

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Drogues: «Il faut franchir le pas de la régulation des marchés»

Présidente de la « Commission globale sur la politique des drogues », Ruth Dreifuss regrette que la France reste à « mi-gué » avec la future création d’une amende punissant l’usage de cannabis. En juin 2011, plusieurs anciens dirigeants internationaux, dont l’ancien secrétaire général des Nations unies Kofi Annan et les anciens présidents du Brésil, du

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La criminalización del uso de drogas es dañina (The criminalization of drug use causes harm)

Comisionado Michel Kazatchkine, ex Director Ejecutivo del Fondo Munidal para la lucha contra el VIH/Sida, la tuberculosis y la malaria, explica en una entrevista sobre los daños causados ​​por las políticas represivas de drogas. Para Kazatchkine es hora de que los gobiernos piensen en una ‘regulación legal’. Lea el artículo

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Interview with Commissioner Gaviria: “Die droguenpolitik ist grundverkehrt” (Drug policy is wrong from the ground up)

A new UNO report shows a dramatic increase in the production and consumption of illicit drugs all over the world. César Gaviria from the Global Commission on Drug Policy calls for a new approach. Read original article in German in the NZZ am Sonntag here. Die droguenpolitik ist grundverkehrtDie droguenpolitik

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Southeast Asia seeks new solutions to drug crisis

Swissinfo interviews Commissioner Ruth Dreifuss on her advocacy visit early April to Southeast Asia, addressing in particular the policy shift in the region towards health-based solutions for chronic drug abuse – a notable evolution in a region long known for its “tough-on-drugs” position. Please read article here. Available in ten

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Entretien avec Ruth Dreifuss dans Globe

Interview with Ruth Dreifuss in Globe, quarterly magazine of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (in French). Entretien avec Ruth Dreifuss, présidente de la Commission globale, dans Globe, revue trimestrielle de l’IHEID, Genève. Read article

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Interview with César Gaviria in El Papel/El Mundo

César Gaviria, former President of Colombia and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy gave an interview to El Papel, Sunday supplement of El Mundo, on his journey advocating for drug policy reform. To read the article in Spanish, click here.

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Interview with Ruth Dreifuss on Al Jazeera

Ruth Dreifuss, Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, answers questions on Al Jazeera regarding the decriminalization of drug consumption and possession for personal use, in the context of a change in drug policy in Thailand towards a less repressive regime. Click here to view interview.

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