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UK Drugs Policy: Taking the Lead Internationally

4 March 2015 - 12:45 to 14:00

Chatham House, London


Sir Richard Branson, Commissioner, Global Commission on Drugs Policy; Founder, Virgin Group
Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister; Leader, Liberal Democrats
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director, Chatham House



Richard Branson and Nick Clegg will discuss how the current approach to tackling the international drugs trade is failing and whether the UK can help rectify the situation. Many countries are approaching societal drug use and addiction as a public health issue rather than one of criminality; the speakers will consider whether this is an approach that the UK could adopt, the impacts of a public health approach versus a ‘war on drugs’, and how the terms of the debate can be reframed to develop more effective policies.

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