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Global drugs policies criticised in new report

A group of prominent politicians, including several former heads of state and the previous Secretary General of the UN, has strongly criticised anti-drugs policy around the world. A report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy says the war on illegal drugs has failed.

The former President of Colombia, Cesar Gaviria, is member of the Commission. He told the BBC that a number of countries around the world needed to start treating drug abuse as a health issue, rather than a criminal problem.

  • 02 Jun 2011