Commissioner Ramos-Horta in South China Morning Post: “Asia’s brutal drug policies have failed”

Read original article in South China Morning Post. Asia is characterised by some of the world’s harshest approaches to combating illicit use of drugs, an almost entirely one-dimensional security approach as opposed to a more integrated humane, political, social and security approach. The victims are mainly the urban and rural

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Commissioner Ramos-Horta in Asahi Shimbun: “Falsehoods and facts about drugs and people who use them”

For the first time since its founding in 2011, the Global Commission has published an opinion piece in a major Japanese paper, the Asahi Shimbun. With a circulation of over 6.6 million, the Asahi Shimbun is the second most circulated newspaper in the world after the Yomiuri Shimbun, and considered the New York Times of Japan.

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Commissioner Santos in Semana: “Santos, el segundo expresidente de Colombia que ingresa a la Comisión Global sobre Políticas de Drogas”

Read original article in Semana. En su nueva vida como expresidente, Juan Manuel Santos fue designado miembro de la Comisión Global sobre Políticas de Drogas, una reputada organización conformada por un grupo de personalidades de América y Europa que estudian el fenómeno desde la salud pública y los derechos humanos. Con la entrada de Santos, la

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Khalid Tinasti dans Les Échos: “Légalisation du cannabis au Luxembourg : quelles conséquences pour la France?”

Lire l’article original dans Les Échos. LE CERCLE/POINT DE VUE – Le Grand-Duché envisage de dépénaliser la production et l’usage récréatif du cannabis. Dans cette hypothèse, la France sera contrainte de s’adapter. A la suite des élections législatives du mois d’octobre au Luxembourg, la coalition du centre menée par le Premier ministre

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Press release: “The Global Commission on Drug Policy congratulates Michel Kazatchkine on receiving “South Africa’s International Science Diplomacy Award” for tackling HIV/AIDS”

(Geneva, 14 December 2018) The members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy wish to extend their congratulations to their fellow Commissioner Michel Kazatchkine, who received South Africa’s International Science Diplomacy Award for Lifetime Contribution to tackling HIV/AIDS. Presented by the Minister of Science and Technology at the Science Forum

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Ruth Dreifuss and Bill Richardson in The Daily Caller: “Abstinence from punishment, a path to address the opioid crisis”

By Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico, and Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland and Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy* More than 70’000 people died from a drug overdose in 2017 in the United States, according to reports. This sets yet a new record, emphasizing the

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Commissioner Ramos-Horta: “Put Human Rights in Global Drug Policy”

Read original post in the Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal. Around the world, people have experienced one of the most widespread and shameful human rights failures of our time—the global war on drugs. Barely a day passes without some tragedy or abuse fuelled by misguided drug policies hitting the

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Commissioner Lagos: “Drug regulation must be tackled at the regional level”

Read original article on Insight Crime. Few topics seem to be gaining as much traction, or courting as much controversy, across the Americas as the regulation of drugs. Following the steps of Uruguay, Canada has just legalized the use of marijuana and other countries are debating similar new laws. And

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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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