Ruth Dreifuss on Medium for the Paris Peace Forum: “We need a cohesive and relevant international drug control system”
Read original article on Medium. The international drug control system is broken. Since this system was established in 1961 with the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, it has consistently sought to enforce a policy of prohibition, with the aim of eradicating drugs from society. Not only is the failure
Read original article in The Ghanaian Times Decriminalization of personal use is a responsible pathway to controlling drugs Similar to other countries in the region, Ghana is experiencing growing drug availability, trafficking and consumption. This phenomenon, more and more visible and problematic for a decade now, is related to the
Dr Geoff Gallop, former Premier of Western Australia, makes the case for a pragmatic and health-centered drug policy, including the legal regulation of cannabis.
Commissioners Arbour and Gallop in Salon: “It’s time for drug policy reform – in America and across the globe”
Read original article in Salon America’s “war on drugs” has failed. We need more policies that treat drug abuse as a public health issue. Written by: Louise Arbour, Geoff Gallop and Miriam Aroni Krinsky Last week, a Philadelphia judge rejected federal objections to the opening of what will be the
Ruth Dreifuss et Michel Kazatchkine dans Libération: Plan national contre les stupéfiants : non au tout répressif
Lire l’article dans Libération Le gouvernement a présenté mi-septembre son nouveau plan national de lutte contre les stupéfiants. Cette présentation a symboliquement eu lieu à Marseille en présence de quatre ministres (Intérieur, Justice, Budget, ainsi que le secrétaire d’Etat auprès du ministre de l’Intérieur). Nous prenons note, comme nombre
Commissioner Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, reaches out to the Japanese public in an interview with the Asahi Shimbun on the need to classify drugs according to a scientific assessment of their harms, and to legally regulate drugs.
Commissioner Kazatchkine in BMJ: “The time has come to implement harm reduction policies in Eastern Europe and central Asia”
Read original article in the British Medical Journal The evidence is clear, Eastern European and Central Asian countries should adopt opioid maintenance therapy and needle exchanges to curb HIV and Hep C outbreaks, says Michel Kazatchkine For many years, evidence has shown the effectiveness of opioid maintenance therapy in the treatment
Read original article in EUObserver. Luxembourg’s cannabis legalisation is EU opportunity The announcement that Luxembourg would legalise and regulate cannabis for recreational purposes attracted much media attention this summer. Similar to the outcome of similar discussions that took place in Canada, Uruguay, and many US states, Luxembourg authorities reached the