Press Release: Members of the Global Commission Express Deep Concern Over The Harassment of Their Colleague Anand Grover

(Geneva, 16 July 2019) While country representatives were discussing human rights mainstreaming at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council, we learned that our colleague and fellow Global Commission member, Anand Grover, has seen his homes raided by India’s Central Bureau of Investigations. Anand, one of the most prominent

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PRESS RELEASE: Launch of new position paper “Drug Policy and Deprivation of Liberty”

(Stockholm, 13 June 2019) The Global Commission on Drug Policy today releases Drug Policy and Deprivation of Liberty, a new position paper focusing on the “perfect storm” created by current drug policies, incarceration, prison overcrowding and inadequate health care for people who use drugs. Detention fuels the spread of infectious

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PRESS RELEASE: Model Drug Law for West Africa presented to ministers of health on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly

Télécharger la version française GENEVA, 22 May 2019—The West Africa Commission on Drugs, UNAIDS and the Global Commission on Drug Policy today presented the Model Drug Law for West Africa to ministers of health of the Economic Community of West African States. Drug laws in western Africa are not having

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Press Release: The Global Commission welcomes Kgalema Motlanthe and Cassam Uteem as new members

Geneva, 27 March 2019 The Global Commission on Drug Policy is honored and delighted to welcome as distinguished new members, Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa (2008-2009), and Cassam Uteem, former President of Mauritius (1992-2002). Kgalema Motlanthe was politically active from an early age, serving in the ANC (African

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Press Release: The Global Commission welcomes Dr. ElBaradei as a new member

Access Arabic version Geneva, 28 February 2019 The Global Commission on Drug Policy is honored to welcome as a new member Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General Emeritus of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who provides a wealth of experience and invaluable knowledge on public policies and

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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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