An ugly truth in the war on drugs

Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Ruth Dreifuss
The New York Times (US)
Sunday, March 10, 2013

CNDThis week, representatives from many nations will gather at the annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna to determine the appropriate course of the international response to illicit drugs. Delegates will debate multiple resolutions while ignoring a truth that goes to the core of current drug policy: human rights abuses in the war on drugs are widespread and systematic.