It calls for a shift in global drug policy from emphasising criminalisation and punishment to health and human rights.
The letter signed by former presidents of Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Switzerland and others, was made public yesterday in advance of a UN special session on the topic beginning April 19. It was released by the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance. The letter says that for decades, governments have focused resources on repressing drug use, resulting in the imprisonment of millions of people, mostly the poor and ethnic minorities, and mostly for non-violent offences.
Original Article (The Australian):
Buffet, Sting add voice to letter telling UN war on drugs has failed
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