Comment la régulation du cannabis permettrait des politiques en matière de drogues plus efficaces

Deux membres de la Commission globale – Paul Volcker, ancien président de la Réserve fédérale américaine et Maria Cattaui, ancienne secrétaire générale de la Chambre de commerce internationale – ainsi que Pierre Bergé de la Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves St Laurent – défendent l’efficacité de la régulation des drogues, en prenant

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Surpopulation carcérale: Des pistes de réforme

Par Khalid Tinasti, Secrétaire exécutif de la Commission globale de politique en matière de drogues. Lire l’article original dans L’Economiste. EN janvier, l’observatoire marocain des prisons a publié son rapport 2015-2016 sur l’état de nos prisons, dans lequel les chercheurs de ce centre indépendant nous ont livré une image dégradante

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Towards a new health diplomacy in eastern Ukraine

Commissioner Kazatchkine writes in The Lancet on the  situation around access to HIV and TB drugs in Eastern Ukraine. Download article

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Drug Control Policy Fuels Social Unrest in Northern Morocco

Khalid Tinasti, Executive Secretary of the Global Commission, writes for the World Policy Institute about the on-going social unrest in the Rif, northern Morocco, after the death of a fisherman late last October, and how that unrest and the general feeling of marginalization is linked to drug control policies that affect

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President Duterte is repeating my mistakes / El presidente Duterte está repitiendo mis errores

Opinion piece in the New York Times, by César Gaviria, former President of Colombia and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Read article in English. Read article in Spanish.  

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Open Letter to President Obama

[Published in The Huffington Post, 9 January 2017] Mr. President, We wish to thank you for the great commitment you have shown to revisit the punitive approach to drug policy, particularly with regards to the pardon of low-level drug offenders. These individuals have committed no violent act, yet they have

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Commissioners Cattaui, Dreifuss and Grover in Bangkok Post: “Punitive measures do not create a drug-free society”

[Read original article in the Bangkok Post, 14 December 2016.] Achieving a society without drugs has been the objective of many countries around the world for many decades, including Asean with its declaration in 1998 for a drug-free region by 2015. Yet drug use prevalence has, at best, remained stable over

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Progress on the war on drugs

While Election Day in the US has left many of the causes we hold dearly at risk, there was a bright spark in efforts to end the failed war on drugs. California, Massachusetts and Nevada all legalised marijuana, while Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota all approved medical marijuana. As the

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Regional drugs response reflects global policies

Co-signed by Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland and Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, and Senator Mark Golding, former Minister of Justice of Jamaica The Caribbean has been a major cocaine trafficking route for the last 50

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Commissioner Cardoso in Globe and Mail on “Colombia’s long, difficult path to peace”

Fernando Henrique Cardoso was president of Brazil from 1995 to 2003. He is also a founding member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. For the first time in more than half a century, a child was born in a peaceful Colombia. She was delivered on Sept. 27, minutes after

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