Obama: "We should try to discourage substance abuse. And I am not somebody who believes that legalisation is a panacea. But I do believe that treating this as a public-health issue, the same way we do with cigarettes or alcohol, is the much smarter way to deal with it."
The re-introduction of the death penalty would not only represent a major setback for the promotion and protection of human rights in the country but also violate the Philippines’ obligations under international law.
The changes to the Peace Accord between the FARC and the Colombian government reveal that the guerilla leadership gave ground on several key points, for example, drug trafficking charges will now be decided case by case and demobilized guerillas must provide exhaustive information on the group's…
The Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSF), an expert group of the European Commission held its annual plenary meeting in Brussels last week. The Forum has become an important voice, but it needs more inclusion and funding from EU institutions.
Bluelight, a new site for swapping information about drug batches, aims to fill the gap left by a lack of formal quality control. This can raise awareness of contaminants and variable purity within the drugs currently in circulation.