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Governing The Global Drug Wars

October 2012

Since 1909 the international community has worked to eradicate the abuse of narcotics. A century on, the efforts are widely acknowledged to have failed, and worse, have spurred black market violence and human rights abuses. How did this drug control system arise, why has it proven so durable in the face of failure, and is there hope for reform?

The Report was launched at The Global Drug Wars| event.





Re-examining the Drug Problem Through a Fresh Lens|
Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Republic of Columbia

Executive Summary|
John Collins, Guest Editor

Historical Overview: T|he International Drug Control System|

Reflections on a Century of International Drug Control
William B. McAllister

Why We Make War on Some Drugs but not Others
David T Courtwright

Science, Diplomacy and Cannabis|
James H. Mills

Appraising the Consequences of Policy|
Joseph F. Spillane

Latin America
Paul Gootenberg

Diane Steber Buechli and Ruth Dreifuss

The United Nations|
David R. Bewley-Taylor

Towards a Human Rights Framework
Damon Barrett

Overhauling Oversight: Human Rights and the INCB|
Joanne Csete