Ruth Dreifuss in BFM 89.9 Interview: “Rethinking Drug Policy in Malaysia”

Link to interview and other podcasts by BFM 89.9.

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Ruth Dreifuss dans RTS: “Drogue, conquête et guerres” et “Bonus: interview de Ruth Dreifuss sur le thème de la drogue”

Écoutez l’interview dans RTS. Bonus: interview de Ruth Dreifuss sur le thème de la drogue   Écoutez l’interview dans RTS.

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Ruth Dreifuss in The Jakarta Post: “Discourse: Decriminalizing drugs for public health”

Read original article in The Jakarta Post Switzerland’s drastic change in drug policy followed soaring HIV infection rates related to a heroin epidemic in the late 1980s and 1990s. Switzerland introduced substitution treatment and other harm reduction measures such as supervised injection rooms, which reportedly decreased incidences of drug users

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Ruth Dreifuss in Malaysiakini: “Ex-Swiss president: War on drugs failed, treating addicts as patients will work”

Read original article in Malaysiakini INTERVIEW | Thirty years ago, Switzerland was facing a drug crisis. It had the highest HIV infection rate in Western Europe and up to 1,000 drug users gathered daily in Zurich’s infamous Platzspitz park, dubbed “needle park.” Realising that the “war on drugs” was an

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Ruth Dreifuss on China Global TV Network: “What is behind the global rise in opioid addiction?”

Watch interview on CGTN, The Agenda with Stephen Cole. The global opioid epidemic has been called the worst drugs crisis in history. CGTN Europe’s The Agenda program spoke to Ruth Dreifuss, a former president of Switzerland, and now chair of the Global Commission on Drugs Policy, who says the “overprescription of opioids

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High-level panel on international drug policy reform at the Paris Peace Forum with Ruth Dreifuss, Chair of the Global Commission

Since the international drug control system was established in the pre-War era, and focused on prohibition in the post-War period with the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961, it has consistently sought to enforce a policy of elimination of drugs through repression. This ideological, political and one-sided objective

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Ruth Dreifuss et Michel Kazatchkine dans Libération: Plan national contre les stupéfiants : non au tout répressif

Lire l’article dans Libération   Le gouvernement a présenté mi-septembre son nouveau plan national de lutte contre les stupéfiants. Cette présentation a symboliquement eu lieu à Marseille en présence de quatre ministres (Intérieur, Justice, Budget, ainsi que le secrétaire d’Etat auprès du ministre de l’Intérieur). Nous prenons note, comme nombre

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Ruth Dreifuss et Louise Arbour dans Le Temps: “Drogues et prisons: la faillite d’une politique”

Lire l’article original dans Le Temps Dans une tribune, Ruth Dreifuss et Louise Arbour plaident pour des alternatives à la détention pour les délinquants qui occupent le bas de la pyramide criminelle de la drogue et n’exercent ni violence ni responsabilité. Depuis la fin des années 1980, la population carcérale mondiale

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Commissioner Gallop in The Sydney Morning Herald: Former WA premier Geoff Gallop appointed to drug reform think tank

Read original article in The Sydney Morning Herald Former West Australian premier Geoff Gallop says he will be “knocking on the door of governments” after becoming the first Australian to join other world leaders on the panel of an international think tank on drug reform. Dr Gallop, an Emeritus Professor

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