Juan Manuel Santos in El Espectador: “Llevamos 45 años luchando contra las drogas y estamos peor que antes” (We’ve been fighting drugs for 45 years and we’re worse off than before)

Lea el artículo original en El Espectador Por: Felipe Morales Sierra / @elmoral_es El expresidente, quien se posesionó en 2019 como miembro de la Comisión Global de Política de Drogas, presenta un informe en el que plantea la urgencia de quitarle la plata del negocio del narcotráfico a las mafias.

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Juan Manuel Santos in Al Jazeera: “Repression is very popular politically”

On May 7, 2020 Former President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia spoke with Al Jazeera’s Lauren Taylor on how prohibition and failing drug policies are contributing to money-laundering, corruption and mass incarceration. Link to the report: https://www.globalcommissionondrugs.org/reports/enforcement-of-drug-laws Link to the report launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3RpfxlAh3U

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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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STATEMENT: Time for a bold debate on the modernization of the drug control normative framework

Download the statement by the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Geneva, 2 March 2020 The 63rd UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) starts today following a strong statement from the President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB, the UN monitoring body of the implementation of the conventions), during the

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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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