ASEAN: Drugs might harm individuals, but current policies undermine social cohesion

Global Commissioners and former presidents Ruth Dreifuss of Switzerland, Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, and Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, publish an opinion piece on drug policy reform in Southeast Asia in eight major papers, in ASEAN countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand) and Hong Kong. Bangkok Post (Thailand)

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Our International Perspective On America’s Response To The Opioid Epidemic

Read original article in the Huffington Post A lot has been written about the current crisis of opioid addiction and overdose, which is now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50. Even if this dramatic development affects almost solely North America, there are many parallels to situations that other

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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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Ruth Dreifuss et Michel Kazatchkine en audition à l’Assemblée nationale en France

Ruth Dreifuss et Michel Kazatchkine, membres de la Commission globale de politique en matière de drogues, échangent à l’Assemblée nationale avec MM. les députés Eric Poulliat et Robin Reda de la commission des Lois et rapporteurs de la mission d’information relative à l’application d’une procédure d’amende forfaitaire au délit d’usage

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Nick Clegg: The rise in opioid deaths is an indictment of our blinkered drugs policy

Read original article on iNews Last year, nearly 90 people a week in the UK died as a result of drug use – the highest number on record. More than 60 per cent of these deaths involved an opioid – that is, a drug derived from the opium poppy or based

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Commission makes recommendations for tackling opioid crisis in North America

Globe and Mail covers launch of the Global Commission on Drug Policy’s position paper on the opioid crisis in North America, with an interview with Commissioner Michel Kazatchkine. The Global Commission on Drug Policy has issued recommendations on tackling North America’s opioid crisis, calling for the immediate expansion of harm-reduction

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It’s time that evidence, not stigma, drive SA’s drug policies

by Commissioners Obasanjo and Grover South Africa has taken a lead in the HIV response, but HIV won’t be overcome until the country faces some hard truths about drug abuse and its own prejudices. South Africa has paved the way for evidence-based prevention, treatment and care. The country defied private

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La lutte contre la drogue en France : « Le résultat est un échec difficile à contester »

Par Ruth Dreifuss (ancienne présidente de la Confédération suisse), Fernando Cardoso (ancien président du Brésil), Aleksander Kwasniewski (ancien président de la Pologne), Michel Kazatchkine (ancien directeur exécutif du Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme) TRIBUNE. Depuis plus de cinquante ans, les gouvernements français successifs auront

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Commissioner Grover on cannabis debate in South Africa: interview on News24

‘SA likely to prioritise health and human rights’ While a High Court bid to legalise marijuana continues in Pretoria, several international experts weighed in on the topic during the recent Drug Policy Week conference in Cape Town. Watch. Human rights activist Anand Grover serves on the Global Commission on Drug

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