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Guatemala’s president: ‘My country bears the scars from the war on drugs’

January 21, 2013 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

President Perez Molina discusses the failed war on drugs, and the Beckley Foundation’s drug policy work in Guatemala, in an interview with the Observer newspaper.

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President Otto Pérez Molina discusses drug policy with the Beckley Foundation

January 18, 2013 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

In a meeting with the President of Guatemala and his Heads of State, Amanda Feilding presented the Beckley Foundation’s analysis of the situation in Guatemala and our recommendations for measures the government can take to improve domestic drug policy.

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Amanda Feilding to meet with Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina

January 14, 2013 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

Director Amanda Feilding, is travelling to Guatemala for meetings with President Otto Pérez Molina, his Foreign Minister, and other senior figures in the Guatemalan government. She will be presenting our proposals for alternative drug policy options in Guatemala, which aim to reduce violence and corruption and allow resources currently devoted to tackling criminality to be re-allocated for health, education and development.

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Breaking the Taboo

Breaking the Taboo available to watch free online

December 7, 2012 BF Drug Policy Initiatives

A new documentary about the failed war on drugs and its devastating effects worldwide was released today. The film is available to watch online, for free, until 7 January. Featuring interviews with several current and former Presidents and other policy and criminology officials, including Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, the film offers a candid assessment of current policies and possible alternatives.

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Paths for Reform: Proposed Options for Alternative Drug Policies in Guatemala

November 12, 2012 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

Amanda Feilding, Director of the Beckley Foundation, presented the Beckley Foundation’s initial drug policy proposals to Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina and his key advisors in January 2013.

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Beckley Foundation and Latin America

April 19, 2012 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

The recent 2012 Summit of the Americas in Cartagena opened up positive avenues for progress in drug policy reform. President Santos’s welcome call for the establishment of an expert taskforce to assess how current drug control regimes can be improved to create more effective, cheaper alternatives is fully in line with the Beckley Foundation’s work […]

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Drug policy and the public good: evidence for Effective interventions

February 20, 2012 BF Drug Policy Initiatives

Vol 379 January 7, 2012 By John Strang, Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys Debates about which policy initiatives can prevent or reduce the damage that illicit drugs cause to the public good arerarely informed by scientifi c evidence. Fortunately, evidence-based interventions are increasingly being identifi ed thatare capable of making […]

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Conclusions and Recommendations of the Cannabis Comission

December 12, 2010 BF Drug Policy Initiatives

  Conclusions & Recommendations To download click here   Translations available: French German Spanish Portuguese Italian Russian Greek Serbian Conclusions About Cannabis Use and Harms In the last half century recreational use of cannabis has become widely established among teenagers and young adults in a broad range of developed countries and in some developing countries. […]

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The International Drug Policy Consortium

October 21, 2010 BF Drug Policy Initiatives

The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme aims to cast light on the current dilemmas facing policymakers at national and international level, as they seek to improve the effectiveness of global drug policies. The work of this initiative will be conducted within the context of a broad consortium of non-governmental organisations and professional networks, which share […]

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International Society for the Study of Drug Policy

October 7, 2010 Achievements

The ISSDP was initiated at the Beckley Foundation Global Drug Policy Seminar 2004. Currently the ISSDP Coordinating Committee is chaired by Professor Peter Reuter of the University of Maryland, USA . Its Vice-President is Alison Ritter, Associate Professor at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Australia. The other Committee members are: Henri Bergeron (Senior […]

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