Beckley Foundation Public Letter (2011)


To coincide with the launch of the Global Initiative for Drug Policy Reform, Amanda Feilding published a Public Letter in The Times and the Guardian calling for a global rethink on drug policy.

The Letter declares the ‘War on Drugs’ a failure, and calls on Governments and Parliaments to find new ways to minimise harms, and to explore new policies based on scientific evidence. The Letter was signed by over 60 leading world figures, including former presidents (among them Jimmy Carter), Nobel Laureates, and key personalities from the worlds of politics and diplomacy, academia, the Arts, and business.

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"Let us break the taboo on debate and reform. The time for action is now."

Download the Beckley Foundation Public Letter (PDF):

In English

In Spanish

Download the full list of signatories