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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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Read original article in Bangkok Post Outdated criminal and correctional laws are threatening the lives of over 1.6 million people incarcerated for non-violent offences.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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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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Ruth Dreifuss on China Global TV Network: “What is behind the global rise in opioid addiction?”

Watch interview on CGTN, The Agenda with Stephen Cole. The global opioid epidemic has been called the worst drugs crisis in history. CGTN Europe’s The Agenda program spoke to Ruth Dreifuss, a former president of Switzerland, and now chair of the Global Commission on Drugs Policy, who says the “overprescription of opioids

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High-level panel on international drug policy reform at the Paris Peace Forum with Ruth Dreifuss, Chair of the Global Commission

Since the international drug control system was established in the pre-War era, and focused on prohibition in the post-War period with the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961, it has consistently sought to enforce a policy of elimination of drugs through repression. This ideological, political and one-sided objective

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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

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