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GLF Member Cassam Uteem joins Global Commission on Drug Policy

Apr 9, 2019

GLF congratules Cassam Uteem on becoming on a Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy (DCDP).

The organisation is opposed to the so-called “war on drugs” – the global effort, spearheaded by the United States (US), to combat illegal drug use through increasing penalties, enforcement, and incarceration.  Rather, the organisation advocates for drug policies based on scientific evidence, human rights, public health and safety, for all segments of the population.

Cassam Uteem served as President of Mauritius from 1992 to 2002 and is known for having relentlessly promoted his country’s “Unity in Diversity” policies which succeeded in establishing national unity and a stable inclusive democracy in a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society.”