Category Archives: Drugs

Oct 18 2012

African Union: A New Frontier for Challenging Drug Prohibition?

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By Dr. Joanne Csete, Senior Program Officer, Open Society Foundations’ Global Drug Policy Programme.   Africa is frequently highlighted in international media as the new frontier in the war on drugs – the region of the world that has most … Continue reading

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Oct 2 2012

How International Aid for Drug Enforcement Fuels Human Rights Abuses


  By Damon Barrett, Deputy Director of Harm Reduction International. It is increasingly clear that there is a fundamental lack of oversight of how international aid – provided by the US, Europe and the United Nations to poorer countries – … Continue reading

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May 6 2012

Leap of Faith: Perspectives on Drug Legalisation Following the Summit of the Americas

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By Jacob Parakilas After decades as a seemingly unchallengeable feature of the new global system, the prohibition of drugs is finally coming under sustained criticism from a broad-based coalition, which for the first time includes sitting heads of state. While … Continue reading

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