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unhappycamper

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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 06:21 AM Dec 2013

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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Leaked paper shows major policy split in UN on international drug war (Original Post) unhappycamper Dec 2013 OP
The only people who love the drug war are people making money off it. bemildred Dec 2013 #1
Another "Follow-the-money" fan. unhappycamper Dec 2013 #2
^ Wilms Dec 2013 #3
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