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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 06:21 AM

Leaked paper shows major policy split in UN on international drug war

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/30/leaked-paper-shows-major-policy-split-in-un-on-international-drug-war/



Leaked paper shows major policy split in UN on international drug war
By Jamie Doward, The Observer
Saturday, November 30, 2013 19:32 EST

Major international divisions over the global “war on drugs” have been revealed in a leaked draft of a UN document setting out the organisation’s long-term strategy for combating illicit narcotics.

The draft, written in September and seen by the Observer, shows there are serious and entrenched divisions over the longstanding US-led policy promoting prohibition as an exclusive solution to the problem.

Instead, a number of countries are pushing for the “war on drugs” to be seen in a different light, which places greater emphasis on treating drug consumption as a public health problem, rather than a criminal justice matter.

It is rare for such a document to leak. Normally only the final agreed version is published once all differences between UN member states have been removed.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 06:27 AM

1. The only people who love the drug war are people making money off it.

And yes that includes the cartels.

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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 06:34 AM

2. Another "Follow-the-money" fan.

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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:23 PM

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