Ruth Dreifuss in Al Jazeera: “States must take control of drug markets”

In a May 7, 2020 interview with Al Jazeera’s, Kim Vinnell, Former President of Switzerland and Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Ruth Dreifuss presents the findings of the report, “Enforcement of Drug Laws: Refocusing on Organized Crime Elites” and explains why the criminalization and prohibition of drugs

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César Gaviria in El Tiempo: ‘Prohibición en todos los frentes nos ha llevado a una guerra costosa’ (‘Prohibition on all fronts has led to a costly war’)

Lea el artículo original en El Tiempo Por: Juan Francisco Valbuena G. Para el expresidente César Gaviria, integrante de la Comisión Global de Política de Drogas, el punto más importante en este tema es que los países sean conscientes de que una cosa es el tráfico de estupefacientes y otra

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Helen Clark in Al Jazeera: “The prohibitionist approach has been a gift to organized crime”

In a May 7, 2020 interview with Al Jazeera’s, Richelle Carey, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Helen Clark talks about the Global Commission’s latest, groundbreaking report on the enforcement of drug laws and why organized crime is making more money

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Commissioners Dreifuss, Cardoso and Clark in Bangkok Post: “Time to let non-violent drug offenders out of jail”

Read original article in Bangkok Post Outdated criminal and correctional laws are threatening the lives of over 1.6 million people incarcerated for non-violent offences. Countries are failing to meet their basic needs and rights. They are also depriving societies of a vital workforce. By releasing people incarcerated for non-violent offences

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Fernando Henrique Cardoso in Folha de Londrina (Brazil): “Repressão não é solução para no combate às drogas diz, FHC” (Repression is no solution in the fight against drugs says, FHC)

Read original article in Folha de Londrina (Brazil) Folha de Londrina by Amanda Lemos O ex-presidente FHC (Fernando Henrique Cardoso) disse neste sábado (7) que o combate às drogas não se deve ser feito com repressão e que é a favor de uma regulamentação de medicamentos à base de Cannabis

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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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José Ramos-Horta in Berita Benar: “Ramos-Horta Minta Indonesia Manusiawi Perlakukan Pengguna Narkoba” (Ramos-Horta asks Indonesia to treat people who use drugs more humanely)

Read original article in Berita Benar Mantan Perdana Menteri dan Presiden Timor Leste, Jose Ramos-Horta, 70, berharap pemerintah Indonesia menerapkan hukum yang lebih manusiawi terhadap pengguna narkotika dan obat-obatan terlarang (narkoba) serta menghentikan hukuman mati untuk pengedar. “Sebagai negara yang demokratis dengan masyarakat yang toleran, Indonesia harusnya bisa memberlakukan aturan

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