World leaders propose to legalize all drugs

The Global Commission on Drug Policy has published “Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work”, a groundbreaking report which argues that the War on Drugs has been a colossal failure and something has to change. The proposals outlined are policies based on knowledge, compassion, health and human rights. Here are the five major changes the world leaders propose to reform the global drug policy regime:
1. Put health and community safety first
2. Stop criminalizing people for drug use and possession
3. Allow and encourage diverse experiments in legally regulating markets
4. Ensure equitable access to essential medicines
5. Focus on reducing the power of criminal organizations

Via High Existence.


No to Competing Services – Yes to Human Rights

No to Competing Services – Yes to Human Rights
Sami Helle explains how tendering rules are encouraging an inhuman approach to services for people with intellectual disabilities, in a talk given at the EU Parliament in Brussels on 13th November 2013.