"The war against drugs has failed"

A report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy has concluded that the war on drugs has failed, triggering a heated debate in the United States
20 July 2011
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The report, written by a high-profile panel including former Swiss cabinet minister Ruth Dreifuss, criticises the repressive approach in the US and calls for the legalisation of some drugs and an end to the criminalisation of drug users. Dreifuss recalled the “powerful experience” of Switzerland, “an experience in public health which leads to police and criminal interventions increasingly connected with the policies of social integration and which has given excellent results under very serious scientific supervision, for example the almost total elimination of overdoses and the remarkable drop in petty crime”.

French version: "Guerre contre la drogue… un constat d’échec"

Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Wednesday, July 20, 2011