Former Swiss president Ruth Dreifuss discusses the shortcomings of the 'war on drugs' and the hard-hitting report of the global commission on drug policy. Prior to her election as the first female president of Switzerland, Dreifuss oversaw radical reforms of drug policy. She reflects on her tenure and how she would advise world leaders today.
Closing plenery video message from Stephen Lewis, co-founder and co-director of AIDs Free World, at the 23rd International Harm Reduction Conference
Economist Allison Shrager argues that drugs should be legally regulated.
A comprehensive report regarding the racial disparity of those arrested for marijuana possesion offences in the USA
The full OAS analytical report provides a a groundbreaking visualization of alternatives to the existing regime – in the form of four scenarios of how drug policy and law could develop between now and 2025.
A news article summarising the findings of a report on the war on drugs in Thailand. The report finds that women are being disproportionately affected by the country's punitive drug laws.
The report outlines how the war on drugs is greatly increasing the harms of Hepatitis C worldwide. It stresses the need for reform and provides recomendations for future policies.
A report by the New York Academy of Medicine and the Drug policy Alliance which urges a shift away from a criminal justice-based approach to drugs and towards an approach centred around public health.
A detailed academic paper exploring the various options for taxing the legal cannabis trade.
A consideration of the growing issue of organized crime in West Africa, focuses largely on the flow of cocaine into the region and the resulting growth of organized crime.