Press Release: The Global Commission Welcomes Dr. Geoff Gallop as New Member

(Geneva, 22 July 2019) The members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy are delighted to welcome as new member Dr. Geoff Gallop, Former Premier of Western Australia. Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop is a leading Australian academic, politician and advocate. He was the 27th Premier of Western Australia (2001-2006), where

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Commissioners Clark and Lagos in La Razón: Lista errónea de las drogas – La clasificación responde más a la historia y a la política que a la ciencia.

Leer artículo original en La Razón Helen Clark y Ricardo Lagos de la Comisión Global de Política de Drogas: Muchas veces, cuando la gente piensa en las drogas y en quienes las consumen, evoca imágenes de “yonquis” que se inyectan heroína en la calle o de jóvenes profesionales que “echan

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Press Release: Members of the Global Commission Express Deep Concern Over The Harassment of Their Colleague Anand Grover

(Geneva, 16 July 2019) While country representatives were discussing human rights mainstreaming at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council, we learned that our colleague and fellow Global Commission member, Anand Grover, has seen his homes raided by India’s Central Bureau of Investigations. Anand, one of the most prominent

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Ruth Dreifuss featured in 20 Minutes: “Alcool et tabac plus nocifs que des drogues illégales”

Lire l’article original dans 20 Minutes . avec Ruth Dreifuss, Ancienne Présidente de la Confédération Suisse et Présidente de la Commission Global de Politique en Matière de Drogues par Frédéric Nejad Toulami – Un rapport demande aux États de changer leur échelle de dangerosité en se fondant plus sur des

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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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Op-Ed in Le Monde: « La politique publique sur la consommation de stupefiants devrait etre evaluee de maniere independante »

Tribune signée par: Philippe de Botton, president  de Medecins  du Monde; Sana de Courcelles, directrice executive et professeure affiliee it l’Ecole d’Affaires publiques de Sciences po; Pierre-Yves Geoffard, directeur de l’Ecole d’economie de Paris, directeur d’etudes it l’EHESS et directeur de recherche au CNRS; Michel Kazatchkine, ancien directeur executif du

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Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, interviewed by Portuguese news agency LUSA

Read original article on RTP. A guerra contra a droga baseada na proibição falhou diz Ex-PR Obasanjo (The war on drugs based on prohibition has failed) O presidente da Comissão Oeste Africana sobre Drogas disse hoje que a guerra contra a droga falhou, defendendo uma nova abordagem que separe traficantes

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Global Commissioner Sir Richard Branson in Diario de Noticias: “Portugal preserves the dignity of people who use drugs”

Read original article in Diario de Noticias   Richard Branson: “Portugal preserva a dignidade de quem consome drogas” A atual visão sobre como se lida com os consumidores de droga tem de ser alterada, defendem 26 altas individualidades, como o antigo Presidente da República Jorge Sampaio. Estados têm de intervir

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Interview with Ruth Dreifuss in Diario de Noticias: ‘Drogas: “Cuidado, Portugal, não se demorem muito na vanguarda”‘

Read original article on Diario de Noticias.   Drogas: “Cuidado, Portugal, não se demorem muito na vanguarda” Apontado no mundo como um exemplo na política das drogas, devido à descriminalização levada a cabo há 20 anos, o país corre o risco de ficar para trás, diz a presidente da Comissão

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Commissioner Ramos-Horta in WSJ International: “Humane Approaches to Drugs – Reducing harms while sparing lives”

Read original article in Wall Street Journal International magazine. by José Ramos-Horta, former President of Timor-Leste and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate The Frenchman Felix Dorfin is the latest of many drug traffickers sentenced to death in Indonesia under the country’s harsh laws on drug trafficking offences. Indonesia is not alone. With a

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