Calls for a ceasefire in the war on drugs

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Operation Enduring Harvest? Poppy fields in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan,

Calls for a ceasefire in the war on drugs


NEW YORK, 28 March 2014 (IRIN) - Despite growing acknowledgement that the war on drugs has failed, global consensus on the way forward remains elusive. Nevertheless, some detect a “paradigm shift” among many players at the forefront of the debate.  

At a panel discussion in New York on 25 March, hosted by the Open Society Foundation’s (OSF) Global Drug Policy Program, experts from Switzerland and the Czech Republic offered some pointers by showcasing their countries’ successes in ad...


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