Counting the Costs of Archaic Drug Policies and Strategies in Southern Africa

Annette Hubschle
Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

In June 2011, fifty years after the initiation of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and forty years after former US President Nixon launched the US government's 'War on Drugs', the Global Commission on Drug Policy released an explosive report on the failings of the war on drugs and its devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world.