Press release: “Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and Louise Arbour, former High Commissioner for Human Rights, join the Global Commission”

FRANCAIS – ESPAÑOL (Geneva, 15 January 2019) The Global Commission on Drug Policy is honored and delighted to welcome a distinguished new member, Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. At the same time, the Global Commission warmly welcomes back as member Louise Arbour of

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Press release: “The Global Commission on Drug Policy congratulates Michel Kazatchkine on receiving “South Africa’s International Science Diplomacy Award” for tackling HIV/AIDS”

(Geneva, 14 December 2018) The members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy wish to extend their congratulations to their fellow Commissioner Michel Kazatchkine, who received South Africa’s International Science Diplomacy Award for Lifetime Contribution to tackling HIV/AIDS. Presented by the Minister of Science and Technology at the Science Forum

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Press release: The Global Commission on Drug Policy congratulates its chair Ruth Dreifuss, co-recipient of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology

(Geneva, 7 November 2018) The members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy wish to extend their congratulations to Ruth Dreifuss, former president of Switzerland and Chair of the Global Commission, as well as Peter Reuter, Director of the Program on the Economics of Crime and Justice Policy at the

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The Global Commission on Drug Policy Mourns the Passing of Thorvald Stoltenberg

(Geneva, 13 March 2018) It is with deep sadness that the members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy learned of the death of their esteemed colleague Thorvald Stoltenberg, on 13 July 2018. A human rights and social justice champion, Mr. Stoltenberg spent a lifetime serving the Norwegian people and

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The Global Commission on Drug Policy Honors the Memory of Asma Jahangir

(Geneva, 12 February 2018) The members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy are deeply saddened to learn about the death of their esteemed colleague Asma Jahangir, on 11 February 2018. Asma Jahangir – a figure in the defense of human rights in her country and abroad – was mandated

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Former President of Timor-Leste, Nobel Prize recipient José Ramos-Horta, and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, join the Global Commission

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, 8 November 2017 Further expanding its breadth and diversity, the Global Commission on Drug Policy is honored and delighted to welcome two distinguished new members, Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008) and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (2009-2017) and Nobel Peace

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La Comisión Global recomienda la descriminalizacion como elemento clave para frenar la epidemia de opioides en Norteamérica

NOTA DE PRENSA Miércoles 1 de noviembre de 2017 La actual epidemia de opiáceos que está azotando América del Norte requiere urgentemente de un marco legal equilibrado y responsable para gestionar la presencia de drogas en la sociedad. Las autoridades inicialmente respondieron a la crisis limitando el suministro de opioides

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La Commission globale appelle à la dépénalisation comme élément central de la riposte à la crise des opioïdes en Amérique du Nord

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Genève, mercredi 1 novembre 2017 La présente crise des opioïdes qui sévit en Amérique du Nord met en évidence la nécessité de disposer d’un cadre législatif bien conçu et correctement appliqué pour le contrôle des drogues. Alors qu’une première réponse des autorités a été de se concentrer

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The Global Commission calls for decriminalization as key to addressing the opioid epidemic in North America

PRESS RELEASE Wednesday 1 November 2017 The current opioid epidemic that is sweeping across North America urgently requires a balanced and responsible legal framework for managing the presence of drugs in society. Authorities initially responded to the crisis by limiting the supply of prescription opioids from health care providers. Evidence

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The Global Commission expresses concern over the arrest of Senator De Lima in the Philippines

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, 24 February 2017 – On the eve of the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, we have learned with deep concern of the arrest of Senator Leila de Lima, on charges linked to alleged corruption involving inmates incarcerated for drug trafficking. Senator de Lima,

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