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142An Appeal to Robert Strauss

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  • Al Giordano
    Jan 9, 2001
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      In 1998, Akin Gump partner Robert Strauss
      signed a letter, along with hundreds of
      other well known individuals throughout
      the world, to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

      That letter stated:

      "We believe that the global war on drugs is now causing more harm
      than drug abuse itself."

      It also stated:

      "This industry has empowered organized criminals, corrupted
      governments at all levels, eroded internal security, stimulated
      violence, and distorted both economic markets and moral values. These
      are the consequences not of drug use per se, but of decades of failed
      and futile drug war policies."

      And yet Mr. Strauss's law firm is trying to
      silence investigative reporting that demonstrates
      the harm being done by the global war on drugs.

      Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, in the name of
      the partners listed in its title, including
      Robert Strauss, is harassing and suing
      authentic journalists who are on the front lines
      of exposing exactly how "this industry has empowered
      organized criminals, corrupted governments at all
      levels, eroded internal security, stimulated violence,
      and distorted both economic markets and moral

      We call upon Mr. Strauss to do some soul searching
      here and find a way to bring his belief, quite
      commendable in this letter, together with the activities
      of his law firm.

      Actions speak louder than words.



      UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs
      June 8-10, 1998


      Public Letter to Kofi Annan
      June 1, 1998
      Mr. Kofi Annan
      Secretary General
      United Nations
      New York, New York
      United States

      Dear Secretary General,

      On the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly Special
      Session on Drugs in New York on June 8-10, 1998, we seek your
      leadership in stimulating a frank and honest evaluation of global
      drug control efforts.

      We are all deeply concerned about the threat that drugs pose to our
      children, our fellow citizens and our societies. There is no choice
      but to work together, both within our countries and across borders,
      to reduce the harms associated with drugs. The United Nations has a
      legitimate and important role to play in this regard -- but only if
      it is willing to ask and address tough questions about the success or
      failure of its efforts.

      We believe that the global war on drugs is now causing more harm than
      drug abuse itself.

      Every decade the United Nations adopts new international conventions,
      focused largely on criminalization and punishment, that restrict the
      ability of individual nations to devise effective solutions to local
      drug problems. Every year governments enact more punitive and costly
      drug control measures. Every day politicians endorse harsher new drug
      war strategies.

      What is the result? U.N. agencies estimate the annual revenue
      generated by the illegal drug industry at $400 billion, or the
      equivalent of roughly eight per cent of total international trade.

      This industry has empowered organized criminals, corrupted
      governments at all levels, eroded internal security, stimulated
      violence, and distorted both economic markets and moral values. These
      are the consequences not of drug use per se, but of decades of failed
      and futile drug war policies.

      In many parts of the world, drug war politics impede public health
      efforts to stem the spread of HIV, hepatitis and other infectious
      diseases. Human rights are violated, environmental assaults
      perpetrated and prisons inundated with hundreds of thousands of drug
      law violators. Scarce resources better expended on health, education
      and economic development are squandered on ever more expensive
      interdiction efforts. Realistic proposals to reduce drug-related
      crime, disease and death are abandoned in favor of rhetorical
      proposals to create drug-free societies.

      Persisting in our current policies will only result in more drug
      abuse, more empowerment of drug markets and criminals, and more
      disease and suffering. Too often those who call for open debate,
      rigorous analysis of current policies, and serious consideration of
      alternatives are accused of "surrendering." But the true surrender is
      when fear and inertia combine to shut off debate, suppress critical
      analysis, and dismiss all alternatives to current policies. Mr.
      Secretary General, we appeal to you to initiate a truly open and
      honest dialogue regarding the future of global drug control policies -
      one in which fear, prejudice and punitive prohibitions yield to
      common sense, science, public health and human rights.


      Graciela Fernandez Meijide
      Member of Congress
      Irma Fidela Parentella
      Member of Congress
      Gustavo Hurtado
      Coordinación Ejecutiva del Programa de Drogadependencia de la Ciudad
      de Buenos Aires
      Carlos Juan Moneta
      Permanent Secretary of the Latin American Economic System (SELA)
      Adolfo Perez Esquivel
      Nobel Laureate (Peace)
      Graciela TouzU
      President, Intercambios
      Dick Adams
      House of Representatives, National Parliament
      Lyn Allison
      Senator, National Parliament
      Peter Baume
      Former Cabinet Minister; Chancellor, Australian National University
      Kevin Berry
      Olympic Gold Medallist
      Ald. Pru Bonham
      Deputy Lord Mayor, Hobart
      Ted Bramble
      Lawyer, Civil Libertarian
      Peter Brooks
      Dean, Health Sciences, University of Queensland
      John Brumby
      Leader of the Opposition, Victoria
      Ita Buttrose
      Journalist, author
      John Cain
      Former Premier, Victoria
      Dr. Greg B. Chesher
      Assoc. Prof. Macdonald J. Christie
      Department of Pharmacology, University of Sydney
      Peter Cleeland
      Former Politician
      Barney Cooney
      Senator from Victoria
      Dr. Nick Crofts
      Public researcher
      Paul Deany
      Executive Officer, Asian Harm Reduction Network
      Mary Delahunty
      Ivor Deverson
      Lord Mayor, Melbourne
      Bob Douglas
      Professor of Epidemiology, Australian National University
      Alex Dr. Wodak
      Phillip Dunn QC
      Paul Ellercamp
      Peter Fritz
      Founder and Managing Director, TCG Group of Companies
      Dr. Peter Graham
      General Practitioner
      Randolph Griffiths
      Former Sydney City Councillor
      Sir Rubert Hamer
      Former Premier, Victoria
      Susan Irvine
      Senior Lecturer, Public Health
      Harry Jenkins
      House of Representatives, National Parliament
      Michael Kirby, AC CMG
      President, International Commission of Jurists
      Joan Kirner
      Former Premier, Victoria
      John Konrads
      Olympic Gold Medallist
      Professor Jara Krivanek
      Technical University of Ostrava Czech Republic
      Richard Larkins
      Chairman, National Health and Medical Research Council
      Steve Leeder
      Dean, Medical Faculty, Sydney University
      Helen Lochhead
      Frank Merlino
      Mayor, City of Whittlesea
      David Penington
      Former Vice Chancellor, Melbourne University
      Ron Penny
      Professor of Immunology, University of New South Wales
      Bronwyn Pike
      Executive Officer, Evatt Centre
      Phil Puna
      Dr. Adrian Reynolds
      Robert Richter QC
      Leo Schofield
      Director, Sydney Festival
      Richard Smallwood
      Former President, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
      Dr. Nadia Solowij
      National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, University of NSW
      John Spatchurst
      Principal, Spatchurst Design Associates
      Bill Stronach
      Australian Drug Foundation
      Kelvin Templeton
      Sportsman and Sports Administrator
      Charles Watson
      Dean Health Sciences Curtin University
      David White
      Former Politician
      Michael Willesee
      TV Broadcaster
      Charles Williams
      Dean of Law, Monash University
      Neville Wran
      Former Premier, New South Wales
      Yves Cartuyvels
      Professor of Penal Law, University of Saint-Louis, Brussels
      Stanley Crossick
      Chairman, European Policy Centre
      Vincent Decroly
      Member of Parliament, Brussels
      Christine Guillain
      Attorney, Researcher, School of the Criminological Sciences, Free
      University of Brussels
      Dan Kaminski
      School of Criminology, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve
      Philippe Mary
      Professor of Criminology, Vice-President, School of Crimininological
      Sciences, Free University of Brussels
      Patrick Moriau
      University of Brussels Member of Parliament, Mayor of Chapelle-lez-
      Ilya Prigogyne
      Emeritus professor physical chemistry, Free University of Brussels;
      Nobel Laureate (Chemistry, 1977)
      Olivier Ralet
      Former head, PEDDRO drug prevention project, UNESCO/European Union
      Micheline Roelandt
      Sonja Snacken
      Ph.D., Professor of Criminology and Sociology of Law, Free University
      of Brussels
      Isabelle Stengers
      Philosopher, Free University of Brussels; Winner "Grand Prix de
      Philosophie de L'Académie Française
      Lode Van Outrive
      Emeritus Professor of Criminology, Leuven University; Former Member
      of the European Parliament
      Antonio Aranibar Quiroga
      Former Foreign Minister
      Edgar Camacho Omiste
      Former Ambassador to the OAS
      Roger Cortez-Hurtado
      Former Member of Congress
      Juan del Granado
      Member of Congress
      Alfonso Ferrufino Valderrama
      Former Vice-President of the Bolivian House of Representatives
      Horst Grebe Lopez
      Former Cabinet Minister
      Lidya Gueiler Tejada
      Former President of Bolivia
      Roberto Moscoso Valderrama
      Member of Congress
      Ricardo Paz Ballivian
      Former Member of Congress
      Carlos Julio Quiroga Blanco
      Member of Congress
      Guillermo Richter A.
      Former Senator
      Gonzalo Ruiz
      Member of Congress
      Manuel Suarez Avila
      Member of Congress
      Felix Vasquez Mamani
      Member of Congress
      Ana Magnólia Bezerrá Mendés
      Assistant Professor, University of Brasilia
      Pedro Casaldaliga
      Catholic Bishop of São Felix do Araquaia
      Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva
      Presidential Candidate, Brazil; Honorary President of the Workers
      Fabio Mesquita
      Researcher, University of São Paulo, Brasil; Executive Director of
      the Latin American Harm Reduction Network
      Glenn A. Gilmour
      Lawyer, Ottawa
      James A. Wakeford
      AIDS Activist, Toronto
      Frank Addario
      Criminal Lawyer
      Chris Axworthy
      Member of Parliament, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
      Marie-Andrée Bertrand
      Professor Emeritus of Criminology, University of Montreal; President,
      International Antiprohibitionist League, Montreal, Quebec
      Barry L. Beyerstein, PhD
      Brain Behavior Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser
      University, Burnaby, B.C.
      Neil Boyd
      Professor, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
      J.A. Browne
      Parent, Burlington, Ontario
      C. Michael Bryan
      Formerly Special Assistant, Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Mecial
      Use of Drugs (Le Dain Commission); Senior Policy Analyst (Narcotic
      Control Policy), Health Protection Branch, Health Canada
      Paul Burstein
      Criminal Lawyer
      Sharon Carstairs
      Senator, former Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Legal and
      Constitutional Affairs, Sente of Canada
      John W. Conroy
      Barrister & Solicitor, Mission , B.C.
      Paul Copeland
      Lawyer; Columnist on Drug Law, Ontario Criminal Lawyers' Association
      Newsletter, Toronto
      Laura Cowan, RN
      Executive Director of Street Health, Toronto, Ontario
      Libby Davies
      Member of Parliament, Vancouver-East
      Jonathan Dawe
      Barrister, Toronto, Ontario
      Denise De Pape
      Bev Desjarlais
      Members of Parliament, Manitoba
      Marion Dewar
      HAIA Oxfam Canada, Ottawa
      Jari Dvorek
      Medical Marijuana Activist, Toronto
      Richard Elliott
      President, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Toronto
      Patricia G. Erickson, PhD
      Senior Scientist, Addiction Research Foundation, Division of the
      Addiction and Mental Health Services Corporation, Professor of
      Sociology, University of Toronto
      Michael Farrance
      Addictions Coordinator, City of Toronto Hostels Division, Toronto
      Yvon Godin
      Member of Parliament, Bathhurst, NB
      Irene Goldstone
      B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver
      Dr. Richard Gould
      Community Medicine Specialist, Toronto
      Edward L. Greenspan, QC
      Senior Partner, Greenspan, Nenein & White, Toronto
      Catherine Hankins
      Public Health Epidemiologist, Chair of the Canadian Task Force on HIV
      and Injection Drug Use, Montreal
      David Harvey
      Oakville, Ontario
      Shaun Hopkins
      Manager, The Works
      Andrew J. Rapoch
      Former President, National Organization for the Reform of the
      Marijuana Laws (NORML), Ottawa, Ontario
      Jane Jacobs
      Ralf Jorgens
      Executive Director, Canadian HIV/AIDS, Legal Network, Montreal
      J. Robertt. Kellerman
      Law Union of Ontario, Steering Committee
      Perry Kendall
      Former president, Addiction Research Foundation, Victoria
      Rick Laliberte
      Member of Parliament, Churchill River, Beauval, Saskatchewan
      Pierre Landreville
      Professer of Criminology, University of Montreal
      Wendy Lill
      Member of Parliament, Dartmouth
      Dennis Long
      President, Ontario Federation of Community Addictions and Mental
      Health Programs; Executive Director, Breakaway Substance Abuse
      Treatment Centre, Toronto, Ontario
      Paul MacPhee
      Co-Chair AIDS Action Now!, Toronto, Ontario
      Peter Mancini
      Member or Parliament
      Ron Mann
      Filmmaker, Toronto
      Patrick Martin
      Member of Parliament, Winnipeg, Manitoba
      Vishnu Mathur
      T.V. Producer, Toronto
      Alexa McDonough
      Member of Parliament, Federal Leader of New Democratic Party, Ottawa,
      Ruth Morris
      Education Director, Toronto
      Lorne Nystrom
      Member of Parliament, N.D.P., Qu'Appelle, Regina, Saskatchewan
      Eugene Oscapella
      Lawyer, former Chair, Law Reform Commission of Canada Drug Policy
      George Panagpa
      F.U.M Group - Parkdale Comunity Health Center
      John C. Polanyi
      Nobel Laureate (Chemistry, 1986), Toronto, Ontario
      Gil Puder
      Police Officer, Abbotsford, BC
      Diane Riley, PhD
      International Harm Reduction Association, Toronto
      Svend Robinson
      Member of Parliament, New Democratic Party of Canada, Burnaby-
      Greg Robinson
      Co-Chair AIDS Action Now!, Toronto
      Dr. David Roy
      Director, Centre for Bioethics, Clinical Research Institute of
      Clayton Ruby
      Lawyer, Toronto
      Gordon S. Earle
      Member of Parliament, Halifax, Nova Scotia
      Dr. John S. Millar
      Provincial Health Officer, Ministry of Health and Ministry
      Responsible for Seniors, Victoria, British Columbia
      Pat Sanagan
      Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant
      Jan Skirrow
      Consultant; Former CEO Alberta Alcohol & Drug Abuse Commission;
      Deputy Minister of Community and Occupational Health, Alberta;
      Founding CEO Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, Duncan, BC
      Robert St-Pierre
      HIV Program Coordinator, Canadian Hemophilia Society, Montreal
      Terence Stewart
      Canadian Aids Society, Ottawa
      Peter Stoffer
      Member of Parliament - New Democratic Party of Canada
      Neev Tapiero
      Medical Cannabis Activist and Dispenser, Toronto
      Jeannette Tossounian
      MUM (Marijuana Used for Medicine), Kitchener, Ontario
      Elaine Vautour
      Counsellor, Toronto, Ontario
      Judy Wasylycia-Leis
      Member of Parliament, Winnipeg
      Dr. Jonathan Wouk
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Ariel Dorfman
      Spencer So
      Community Drug Advisory Council
      Arturo Alape
      Gustavo Alvarez Gardeazabal
      Governor, Department of Valle de Cauca
      Belisario Betancur
      Former President
      Juan Manuel Santos
      President, Fundacion Buen Gobierno
      Alvaro Mutis
      Augusto Ramirez Ocampo
      Former Foreign Minister; National Recociliation Commission
      Oscar Arias
      Nobel Laureate (Peace); Former President of Costa Rica
      Hans Henrik Brydensholt
      High Court Judge, Former Director of the Danish Prison and Probation
      Service, Former Head of Section in the Danish Ministry of Justice
      Bjørn Elmquist
      Former Member of Parliament and Chairman of Parliamentary Permanent
      Committee on Justice
      Jørgen Jepsen
      Centre of Alcohol & Drug Research, University of Aarhus
      Erik Merlung
      District Attorney, Copenhagen
      Erling Olsen
      Former Minister of Justice, Former Chairman of the Danish Parliament,
      Former Professor of Economics at the University of Copenhagen
      Villy Søvndal
      Member of Parliament, Chairman of the Permanent Parliamentary
      Committee on Social Affairs
      Washington Herrera
      Former Presidential Minister
      Inkeri Anttila
      Professor of Penal Law, University of Helsinki; Former Minister of
      Kauko Aromaa
      Research Director, National Research Institute of Legal Policy
      Pekka Koskinen
      Professor of Penal Law, University of Helsinki
      Klaus Maekelae
      Research Director, Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies
      Hannu Takala
      Executive Secretary, National Council for Crime Prevention
      Patrik Tornudd
      Former Director of National Research Institute of Legal Policy
      Claude Aiguevive, MD
      Vice President, Médecins du Monde
      Josefina Alvarez
      Research Group on Criminal Policy, University of Montpellier I
      Bruno Aubusson de Cavarlay
      Research Engineer, Guyancourt
      Dr. Elisbeth Avril
      Médecins du Monde
      Michèle Barzach
      Former Minister of Health
      Georges Berthoin
      International Honarary Chairman of the European Movement, Paris
      Mario Bettati
      Professor of International Law, Paris University
      Francis Caballero
      Professor of Law, Paris University
      Jean-Pierre Changeux
      Professor of Molecular Neurobiology, Pasteur Institute and College de
      Anne Coppel
      Claude Faugeron
      Research Director, Co-Director, CNRS Drug Research Group, Paris
      Andre Glucksman
      Marek Halter
      Michel Kazatchkine
      Professor of Immunology, Paris University
      Catherine Lalumiere
      MPE (Member of the European Parliament)
      Jacques Lebas, MD
      President, Institut de l'Humanitaire, Paris
      Bertrand Lebeau
      Head Centre Parmentier Paris
      Thierry Levy
      William Lowenstein, MD
      Head, Montecristo Center, Paris
      Jacky Mamou
      President, Médecins de Monde
      Arnaud Marty Lavauzelle
      President, AIDES
      Monique Nahas
      Professor, University of Paris VIII
      Lorenz Böllinger
      Professor of Law, University of Bremen
      Daniel Cohn-Bendit
      Member, European Parliament; Commission for Civil Rights and Internal
      Barbara Duden
      Professor of Historical Sociology, Hannover, Germany
      Peter Frerichs
      Vice President, Frankfurt Police
      Prof. Dr. Monika Frommel
      Criminal Law, School of Criminology, University of Kiel
      Günter Grass
      Prof. Dr. Axel Grönemeyer
      Center for Social Problems, Public Health and Social Policy,
      University of Bielefeld
      Johannes Gross
      Journalist, Author, Talk show host, former editor "Capital"
      Prof. Dr. Bernhard Haffke
      Criminal Law, University of Passau
      Ivan Illich
      Dr. Hans Harald Koerner
      Public Prosecutor, Frankfurt
      Former German Federal Minister of Justice, drug political speaker,
      FDP Party
      Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger
      Former German Federal Minister of Justice
      Heide Moser
      Minister of Employment and Social Affairs, State of Schleswig-
      Prof. Dr. Cornelius Nestler
      University of Köln
      Margarethe Nimsch
      Former Minister for Health, State of Hessen, Germany
      Prof. Dr. Cornelius Prittwitz
      Criminal Law, University of Rostock
      Prof. Dr. Stephan Quensel
      Professor of Sociology, University of Bremen
      Prof. Dr. Sebastian Scheerer
      Aufbau- und Kontaktstudium Kriminologie, University of Hamburg
      Prof. Dr. Konrad Schily
      President, University of Witten-Herdecke
      Hartmut Schneider
      District Court Judge, Lübeck
      Dierk-Henning Schnitzler
      Police President, City of Bonn, Christian Democrate
      Alexis Grivas
      Foreign Correspondent El Sol de Mexico Daily
      Nicos Mouzelis
      Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, Athens
      Nocis Papadakis
      Press Counsellor, Greek Embassy in London
      George Papandreou
      Alternate Foreign Minister of Greece
      Michaelis Papayannakis
      Member European Parliament
      Anthony D. Papayannides
      Journalist, Publisher
      James Pettifer
      Visiting Professor, Institute of Balkan Studies, University of
      Voula Tsinorema
      Professor of Philosophy, University of Ioannina
      Georgos Votsis
      Political Editor, Eleftherotypia Newpaper, Athens
      Arnaldo Ortiz Moscoso
      Former President of the Bar Association, Guatemala
      Jánes Kis
      Jimmy Dorabjee
      Program Manager, Society for Serving the Urban Poor, New Delhi
      Ivana Bacik
      Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Trinity College, Dublin
      Vincent Browne
      Journalist; Lawyer
      Tim Murphy
      Lecturer in Law, University College, Cork
      Daire O'Brien
      Editor, Himself Magazine
      Olaf Paul Tyaransen
      Yossi Beilin
      Former Minister, Member of Knesset, Tel Aviv
      Haim Cohn
      Former Deputy President of the Israel Supreme Court, Professor of
      Penal Philosophy
      Prof. Ruth Gavison
      Haim Cohn Professor of Human Rights, Hebrew University; President of
      the Israel Civil Rights Association; Member, International Commission
      of Jurists
      Menachem Horovitz
      Former Director of Correctional Services, Department of Welfare and
      Labour; Research and Teaching Associate, Institute of Criminology,
      Hebrew University
      Leslie Sebba, JD
      Associate Professor, Law Faculty, Hebrew University; former
      Chairperson of the Criminology Council.
      Vittorio Agnoletto
      President of the Italian League Against AIDS
      Monica Bettoni-Brandani
      Undersecretary of State for Health
      Giovanni Bollea
      Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of Rome
      Emma Bonino
      European Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs
      Nicoletta Braschi
      Francesco Carella
      President Health Commission of the Senate
      Don Luigi Ciotti
      President, Gruppo Abele, Torino
      Dario Fo
      Nobel Laureate (Literature 1997)
      Luigi Manconi
      Senator, President of the Green Party, Rome
      Livio Pepino
      President, Magistratura Democratica
      Giuliano Pisapia
      President, Justice Commission, Italian Parliament, Rome
      Franca Rame
      Stefano Rodota
      President, Authority for Privacy
      Ersilia Salvato
      Vice-President, Senate, Rome
      Grazia Zuffa
      President, Forum Droghe; Former Member of Parliament, Florence
      Colonel (R) Trevor N.N. MacMillan, C.D.J.P.
      Former Commissioner of Police, Jamaica Constabulary Force; Former
      Director, Revenue Protection Division, Ministry of Finance
      Renée Wagner
      Member of Parliament, Luxemburg; President of the Green Party;
      Member, Special Parliamentary Commssion on Drugs
      Susan Chong
      Malaysian AIDS Council
      Hisham Hussein
      Malaysian AIDS Council
      G. Chacko Vadaketh
      Chair, Law and Ethics Committee, Malaysian AIDS Council; Advocate and
      Solicitor, Kuala Lumpur
      Mariclare Acosta
      President of the Mexican Comission for the Defense and Promotion of
      Human Rights (CMDPDH)
      Homero Aridjis
      President, International Organization of Literary Writers & Editors
      Carlos Heredia Zubieta
      Member of Congress
      Gilberto Lopez y Rivas
      Member of Congress
      Jesus Silva Herzog
      Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States
      Andreas van Agt
      Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands; Former Minister of Justice;
      Former Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
      Janhuib Blans
      Head of Jellinek Prevention; Assistant Professor of Parent Education
      and Prevention, University of Amsterdam
      Tim Boekhout van Solinge
      Centre for Drug Research, University of Amsterdam
      Frank Bovenkerk
      Professor of criminology, University of Utrecht
      Giel van Brussel
      MPH Master Public Health, Amsterdam
      Dr. Peter D.A. Cohen
      Centre for Drug Research, University of Amsterdam
      Hedy d'Ancona
      Former Dutch Minister of Welfare, Health, and Culture; Member of the
      European Parliament
      Marcel van Dam
      Publicist, Former Minister of Housing and Physical Planning, Putten,
      Dr. Peter A. de Groot
      Psychiatrist, Harderwijk
      Jan F. Glastra van Loon
      Professor, Senator, Former State Secretary of Justice
      John Griffiths
      Professor of Sociology of Law, University of Groningen
      Sylvia van 't Hul
      Public Prosecutor, Rotterdam
      Louk Hulsman
      Emeritus professor of Penal Law and Criminology, Erasmus University,
      Rotterdam; Former President, European Commission for Criminal
      Problems, Coucil of Europe
      Constantijn Kelk, Ph.D.
      Professor, Director, Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Sciences,
      Utrecht University
      Free le Poole
      Member of the First Chamber of Parliament (Senate), Vice-President,
      District Court, Assen
      Ed Leuw
      Researcher at the Ministry of Justice, The Hague
      Freek Polak
      Psychiatrist, Amsterdam
      Felix Rottenberg
      Frits C.F. Rüter
      Professor of Criminal Law, University of Amsterdam
      E.H. Schuyer
      Senator; Chairman of Democrats (D66), Senate
      Jan G. van der Tas
      Former Netherlands Ambassador to Germany
      Ed. van Thijn
      Former Mayor of Amsterdam; Professor, University of Amsterdam
      J.M. vander Vaart
      Judge, District Court of Amsterdam
      Leon Wever
      Board Member, Symbion (Addiction Care Rotterdam Region, Rijnmond);
      Former Deputy Chief of Addiction Care, Ministry of Health
      Dr. Pieter Winsemius
      Former Netherlands Minister of Housing, Physical Planning and
      Environment Policy
      Tim Barnett
      Member of Parliament, New Zealand
      Violeta Barrios de Chamorro
      Former President of Nicaragua
      Miguel d'Escoto Brockman
      Former Foreign Minister; Fundeci Nicaraguan Foundation for
      Comprehensive Community Development
      Xabier Gorostiaga
      Former Rector, University of Central America
      Johannes Andenaes
      Professor of Penal Law; Former Rector, University of Oslo; Former
      Chairman, Permanent Penal Committee of Norway
      Anders Bratholm
      Professor of Penal Law, University of Oslo
      Nils Christie
      Professor of Criminology, University of Oslo, Former director of
      Scandinavian Board of Criminology
      Gunnar Garbo
      Ambassador; Former Member of Parliament
      Ragnar Hauge
      Professor, Former Director, State Institute of Alcohol and Drug
      Cecilie Hoigaard
      Professor of Criminology, University of Oslo, Former Director,
      Scandinavian Board of Criminology
      Thomas Mathiesen
      Professor of Sociology of Law, University of Oslo
      Sturla Nordlund
      Director, Norwegian State Institute of Alcohol and Drug Research
      Javier Alva Orlandini
      Member of Congress
      Rolando Ames
      Former Senator
      Humberto Campodonico
      Economist, University Professor (San Marcos)
      Arturo Castillo Chirinos
      Member of Congress
      Julio Cotler
      Director, Institute of Peruvian Studies
      Javier Diez Canseco
      Member of Congress
      Fernando Eguren
      Sociologist, Director of Quarterly Debate Agrario
      Antero Flores Araoz
      Member of Congress
      Lourdes Flores Nano
      Member of Congress
      Ernesto Gamarra Olivares
      Member of Congress
      Diego Garcia-Sayan
      Executive Director, Andean Commission of Jurists
      Alfonso Grados Bertorini
      Member of Congress, Peru
      Gustavo Gutierrez
      Jutta Krause
      German Technical Development Agency
      Manuel Lajo
      Member of Congress
      Guido Lombardi
      Anchor, Red Global TV
      Javier Perez de Cuellar
      Former Secretary General of the United Nations
      Federico Salazar
      Anchor, America TV
      Alejandro Santa Maria
      Member of Congress
      Annel Townsend Diez Canseco
      Member of Congress
      Jose Ugaz
      University Professor
      Allan Wagner
      Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
      Marek Balicki
      Psychiatrist, Former Deputy, Ministry of Health
      Mikolaj Kozakiewicz
      Former Speaker of Parliament (1989-1991); Vice-President of IPPFV
      Krzysztof Krajewski
      Professor, School of Criminology, University of Jagiellonski
      Marek Nowicki
      President, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights; Member, Helsinki
      Commitee for Human Rights
      Danuta Przywara
      Secretary to the Board, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
      Andrzej Rzeplinski
      Professor of Criminology, University of Warsaw; Deputy President,
      Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
      Janusz Sieroslawski
      Sociologist, Pompidou Group
      Daniel Sampaio, MD, Ph.D.
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      Public Policy Liason Officer, South African Council of Churches
      Neville Gabriel, C.S.S.R.
      SACBC Parliamentary Office
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      Perfecto Andrés Ibañez
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      Adela Asua Batarrita
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      Writer and journalist
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      Dean and Law Professor, Universidad de Valencia
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      Judge. Vocal del Consejo General del Poder judicial
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      Candido Conde Pumpido
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      Antonio Cuerda Riezu
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      Vice Dean and Law Professor Universidad del País Vasco
      Juan Tomas De Salas
      Lawyer and Journalist- Founder of the Grupo16, Publisher and Editor
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      Jose Luis Díez Ripollés
      Law Professor, Universidad de MÿlagaCoordinador del Grupo de Estudios
      de Política Criminal
      Aurora Elosegui Sotos
      Judge.Juzgado de 1ª Instancia n° 6 de San Sebastiÿn
      Antonio Escohotado
      Writer Professor of the Universidad a Distancia, Author of the best
      seller "Historia de las Drogas"
      Jesus Fernandez Entralgo
      Judge. Secc. 17. Audiencia provincial de Madrid
      Maria Dolores Fernandez Rodriguez
      Law Professor, Universidad de Murcia
      Juan Carlos Ferre Olivé
      Law Professor, Universidad de Huelva
      Rafael Fluiters Casado
      Judge. Juzgado de 1ª instancia e instrucción n° 1 de Alcalÿ de
      Henares. Madrid
      Virginia Garcia Alarcon
      Judge. Juzgado de lo Social n° 22 de Madrid
      Mercedes García Arán
      Law Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.Coordinadora del
      Grupo de Estudios de Política Criminal
      Antonio Gil Merino
      Judge, Presidente de la Secc. 7. Audiencia provincial de Sevilla
      Luis Gonzalez Guitián
      Law Professor, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
      Luis Gracia Martin
      Law Professor, Universidad de Zaragoza
      Gumersindo Guinarte Cabada
      Law Professor, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
      Hernan Hormazabal Malaree
      Law Professor, Universidad de Gerona
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      Judge. Juzgado de Instrucción n° 16 de Valencia
      Carmen Lamarca Perez
      Law Professor, Universidad Carlos III
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      Law Professor, Universidad de Murcia
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      Law Professor, Universidad de Mÿlaga
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      Law Professor, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
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      Law Professor, Universidad de Sevilla
      Maria Luisa Maqueda Abreu
      Law Professor, Universidad de Almería
      Antonio Martin Pallin
      Judge. Sala 2ª del Tribunal Supremo
      Javier Martinez Lazaro
      Judge. Juzgado de lo Penal n° 4 de Madrid
      Fermin Morales Prats
      Law Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
      Manuel Moran Gonzalez
      Judge. Audiencia Provincial de Salamanca
      Julian Manuel Moreno Retamino
      Judge. Tribunal Superior de Justicia, Sala Cont.-Adm. de Sevilla
      Claudio Movilla Alvarez
      Judge. Sala de lo Contencioso del Tribunal Supremo
      Francisco Muñoz Conde
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      Enrique Orts Berenguer
      Law Professor, Universidad de Valencia
      Felix Pantoja
      Judge, Fiscal de Menores de Madrid
      Jose Miguel De Paul Velasco
      Judge. Audiencia Provincial de Sevilla
      Jose Joaquin Perez-Beneyto Abad
      Judge.Juzgado de lo Social n° 4 de Sevilla
      Mario Pestana Perez
      Judge. Juzgado de 1ª Ins. e Instrucción n° 1 de Leganés.
      Madrid.Coordinador del Grupo de Estudios de Política Criminal
      Miguel Polaino Navarrete
      Law Professor, Universidad de Sevilla
      Luis Rodriguez Ramos
      Catedrático de Derecho Penal de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid
      Horacio Roldÿn Barbero
      Law Professor, Universidad de Córdoba
      Juan Jose Romeo Laguna
      Judge. Audiencia provincial, Sección VIII de Sevilla
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      Law Professor, Universidad de Alicante
      Ramon Saez Valcarcel
      Judge. Vocal del Consejo General del Poder judicial
      Fernando Savater
      Writer / Philosopher
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      Law Professor, Universidad de Salamanca
      Ascension Sole Puig
      Judge.Juzgado de lo Social n° 28 de Barcelona
      Josep Maria Tamarit Sumalla
      Law Professor, Universidad de Lérida
      Juan Terradillos Basoco
      Law Professor, Universidad de Cÿdiz
      Jose Manuel Valle Muñiz
      Law Professor, Universidad de Lérida
      Ramiro Ventura Faci
      Judge.Juzgado de Instrucción n° 18 de Madrid
      Luis Yañez-Barnuevo
      Member of Parliament
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      Dean, and Law Professor, Universidad de Granada
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      Professor of social work, Stockholm University
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      Former Chairman, Swedish Writer's Union
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      Associate Professor of social work, Stockholm University
      Olof Lagercrantz
      Former Editor-In-Chief, Dagens Nyheter
      Leif Lenke
      Associate Professor of criminology, Stockholm University
      Claes Örtendahl
      Former Director General, Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden
      Ingegmar Rexed
      Judge,Svea Court of Appeal, Stockholm
      Jerzy Sarnecki
      Professor of criminology, Stockholm University
      Sune Sunesson
      Professor of social work, Lund University
      Henrik Tham
      Professor of criminology, Stockholm University
      Per Ole Träskman
      Professor of penal law, Lund University, Sweden
      Hanns von Hofer
      Professor of criminology, Stockholm University
      Peter Albrecht
      Judge, Court of Bâle-Ville; Professor, University of Bâle
      Pascal Bernheim
      Second Manager, Radio Suisse Romande - La Première
      Dr. Barbara Broers
      Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, University
      Hospital of Geneva
      Christian Brunier
      Member of Parliament, Geneva; President, Geneva Socialist Party
      Pierre Philippe Cadert
      Journalist, Radio Suisse Romande
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      Attorney, Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
      Jacqueline Cogne
      Member of Parliament, Geneva
      Herve Dessimoz
      Congressman, Geneva Parliament
      Dr Dominique Hausser, MD, MSc
      Member of Parliament, Geneva; Co-president, Drug Policy Commission,
      Socialist Party
      Bohdan D. Hawrylyshyn
      Chairman, International Renaissance Foundation
      Michel Heiniger
      Film Director; Reporter, Swiss TV - Geneva
      Dr. Annie Mino
      MD Head, Division of Substance, Department of Psychiatry, University
      Hospital, Geneva
      Christian Nils Robert
      Professor, School of Law, Geneva; CPT Expert (Council of Europe)
      Albert Rodrik
      Member of Parliament, Geneva
      Francoise Schenk-Gottret
      Member of Parliament, Geneva
      Morton Abramowitz
      International Crisis Group
      Bruce Ackerman
      Sterling Professor of Law, Yale University
      Tammy Baldwin
      Wisconsin State Representative, Candidate for Congress
      Randy E. Barnett
      Austin B.Fletcher Professor, Boston University School of Law
      Jeremiah A Barondess MD
      President, New York Academy of Medicine
      Jim Baumohl
      Bryn Mawr College
      David H. Bayley
      Dean, School of Criminal Justice State University of New York at
      Peter Beilenson
      Baltimore City Health Commissioner
      Ivan T. Berend
      Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
      Robert L. Bernstein
      Founding Chair, Human Rights Watch
      Jagdish Bhagwati
      Professor of Economics, Columbia University
      Nicolaus Bloembergen
      Nobel Laureate (Physics 1981)
      Leon Botstein
      President, Bard College
      John Bound
      Professor of Economics, University of Michigan
      Willie Brown
      Mayor of San Francisco
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      Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies,
      Washington DC
      Calvin Butts III
      Pastor, Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York, NY
      Geoffrey Canada
      Rheedlen Center for Children & Families, Inc.
      William J Chambliss
      Professor, George Washington University
      Allan Clear
      Executive Director, Harm Reduction Coalition
      Harvey Cox
      Professor of Divinity, Harvard University
      Alan Cranston
      Former U.S. Senator
      Walter Cronkite
      Author, Broadcast Journalist
      John Curtin
      Federal Judge, Buffalo, NY
      Lloyd N. Cutler
      Lawyer, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering; Former Counsel to the President,
      1979-1981, 1994
      Richard Dennis
      President, Dennis Trading Group
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      Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison
      Jameson Doig
      Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
      Vincent Dole, MD
      Professor Emeritus, Rockefeller University
      Elizabeth K. Dollard
      Professor of Law, Medicine & Psychiatry at NYU Law School
      Ann Druyan
      Federation of American Scientists
      Steven Duke
      Professor, Yale Law School
      Troy Duster
      Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
      Jonathan Eaton
      Chairman, Department of Economics, Boston University
      Thomas Eissenberg, Ph.D.
      Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
      Joycelyn Elders
      Former U.S. Surgeon General
      Ahmet Ertegun
      Executive Chairman, Atlantic Records
      Jonathan F. Fanton
      President, New School University
      John Ferejohn
      Professor of Political Science, Stanford, Senior Fellow Hoover
      Institution, Stanford University
      Herman Feshbach
      Institute Professor Emeritus, MIT
      Robert Field
      Chairman, Common Sense for Drug Policy
      Hamilton Fish
      President, Public Concern Foundation
      Val L. Fitch
      Professor Emeritus of Physics, Princeton University
      Rev. Floyd Flake
      Cathedral of the Allen AME Church, Pastor
      Kathleen M. Foley
      Project on Death in America
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      Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Insitution, Stanford University
      Douglas Gale
      Professor of Economics, New York University
      H. Jack Geiger, MD
      Professor of Community Medicine, City University of New York Medical
      Adrienne Germain
      President, International Women's Health Coalition
      Alfred G. Gilman, MD, PhD
      Regental Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmacology,
      University of Texas
      Ira Glasser
      Executive Director, The American Civil Liberties Union
      Ellen Goldberg
      President, Santa Fe Institute
      Marvin L. Goldberger
      Dean, Division of Natural Sciences, University of California, San
      Stephen Jay Gould
      Harvard University
      Mike Gray
      Author, "Drug Crazy"
      Paul Greengard
      Vincent Astor Professor of Neuroscience, Chief of the Laboratory of
      Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Rockefeller University
      Lester Grinspoon
      Harvard Medical School
      Lani Guinier
      Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania
      Terence Hallinan
      District Attorney of San Francisco
      Morton H. Halperin
      Former Department of Defense and National Security Council Official
      Susan Hammer
      Mayor of San Jose
      Vernon Henderson
      Professor of Economics, Brown University
      Arnold Hiatt
      Stride Rite Foundation
      H.J. Hoffer, PhD
      Dean Emeritus, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of
      Sher Horosko
      Executive Director, Drug Policy Foundation
      Douglas Husak
      Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University
      Alex Inkeles
      Sociologist, Senior Fellow Emeritus Hoover Institution, Stanford
      Sut Jhally
      Professor of Communication, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
      Carole Joffe
      Professor of Sociology at University of California
      Howard Josepher, CSW
      Executive Director, Exponents Inc.
      John Kane
      Federal Judge, Denver, CO
      Nicholas Katzenbach
      Former Attorney General
      Donald Kennedy
      President Emeritus Stanford University; Professor Bological Services,
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      Daniel Klein
      Department of Economics, Santa Clara University
      Whitman Knapp
      Senior District Judge, Southern District of New York
      Jeanne E. Kohl
      Senator, Washington State
      Melvyn Krauss
      Economist, Senior Fellow Hoover Institution, Stanford University
      Mike Lawlor
      Chair Judiciary Committee, Connecticut House of Representatives
      Joshua Lederberg
      Professor, Rockefeller University
      Phillip R. Lee
      Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine, University of California, San
      David Lenson
      Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts,
      Titus Levi
      Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
      Robin J. Lewis
      Associate Dean, School of International Affairs, Columbia University
      Peter Lewis
      Chairman, CEO, The Progressive Corporation
      Walter Loewenstern, Jr., PhD
      Co-Founder ROLM Corporation, Overseer Hoover Institution, Stanford
      University, President Vail Valley Institute
      Robert E. Lucas, Jr.
      Department of Economics, University of Chicago
      Peter Lurie
      University of Michigan
      Paul Martin L.
      Nobel Laureate (Physics)
      Gary T. Marx
      Professor Emeritus, M.I.T.; Professor of Sociology, University of
      Joseph McNamara
      Former Police Chief of Kansas City and San Jose, Research Fellow
      Hoover Institution
      Donal E. J. McNamara
      Former President American Society of Criminology
      Miguel Mendez
      Professor of Law, Stanford University
      Matthew Meselson
      Harvard University
      Ruth Messenger
      Former Manhattan Borough President
      Robert B. Millman
      Soul P. Steinberg Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Public
      Health, Cornell University Medical College
      Jeff Miron
      Professor of Economics, Boston University
      Toby Moffett
      Former U.S. Congressman; Vice President, Monsanto Company,
      Washington, DC
      Howard Moody
      Reverend Emeritus, Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
      Thomas Moore
      Economist, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
      Paul Moore, Jr.
      Bishop (Retired), Episcopal Church of New York
      Dr. John P. Morgan
      Professor of Pharmacology, City University of New York Medical
      Andrew P. Morriss
      Associate Professor of Law & Associate Professor of Economics, Case
      Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
      Patrick Murphy
      Former Police Commissioner of New York City
      Charles Murray
      American Enterprise Institute
      Ethan Nadelmann, PhD
      Director, The Lindesmith Center
      Robert Newman
      Continuum Health Partners
      Roger Noll
      Professor of Economics, Director of Public Policy Program, Stanford
      Richard L. Ottinger
      Former Congressman
      Denise Paone, PhD
      Assistant Director of Research, Asisstant Professor, Beth Israel
      Medical Center
      Claiborne Pell
      Former U.S. Senator
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      Professor of Criminology, University of California, Irvine
      Gerard Piel
      Former Editor/Publisher, Scientific American
      Senator Anne Rand
      Assistant Majority Leader, Maine Senate
      David Rasmussen
      Professor of Economics, Florida State University
      William Ratliff
      Political Scientist, Senior Research Fellow Hoover Institution,
      Stanford University
      Craig Reinarman
      Professor of Sociology, Univeristy of California, Santa Cruz
      Timothy N. Robertson
      Legislator, New Hampshire
      Dean E. Robinson
      Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
      G. Alan Robison
      Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, University of Texas,
      Laurance Rockefeller
      Ruth Rosen
      Professor of History at the U. of California, Davis
      Marsha Rosenbaum
      Director The Lindesmith Center, San Francisco office
      Allan Rosenfield
      Dean, Columbia School of Public Health
      Vernon W. Ruttan
      Regents Professor, University of Minnesota
      Oscar Schachter
      Professor Emeritus of International Law and Diplomacy, Columbia
      Kurt Schmoke
      Mayor of Baltimore
      Sidney H. Schnoll, M.D., Ph.D.
      Division of Substance Abuse Medicine, Medical College of Virginia
      Carl E. Schorske
      Professor of History, Princeton University
      Herman Schwartz
      Professor of Law, American University
      George Shultz
      Former Secretary of State, Dinstinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution
      Henry Siegman
      Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York
      Richard E. Smalley
      Nobel Laureate (Chemistry, 1996)
      George Soros
      Chairman, Soros Fund Management LCC; Chairman, Open Society
      John Sperling
      Chairman and CEO, Apollo Group, Inc.
      Eric Sterling
      President, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Washington, D.C.
      Robert S. Strauss
      Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
      Eve Sullivan
      Founder, Parents' Forum
      Leon H. Sullivan
      Chairman, OIC of America
      Robert Sweet
      Federal Judge, New York, NY
      Hon. James W. Symington
      Attorney at Law
      David J. Theroux
      Founder/President, The Independent Institute
      Brooks Thomas
      Former Chairman and CEO Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc.
      John S. Toll
      Chancellor Emeritus, University of Maryland System; President,
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      Former President, Universities Research Association
      Arnold S. Trebach, J.D. , Ph.D.
      Professor Emeritus, American University; Founder, The Drug Policy
      Donald Trunkey
      MD, Chairman and Professor, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health
      Sciences University
      Richard Ullman
      Professor , Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton Universtiy
      J. Thomas Ungerleider, MD
      Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of California, Los
      Angeles, Medical Center; Presidential Appointee (Nixon), National
      Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse
      Dr. Mark Vierra
      Assistant Professor of Surgery, Stanford University
      James Vorenberg
      Professor, Harvard Law School
      Faye Wattleton
      Former Executive Director, Planned Parenthood
      Andrew Weil
      Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Arizona
      College of Medicine; Author of "Spontaneous Healing" and "Natural
      Health, Natural Healing"
      Andrew Weiss
      Professor of Economics, Boston University
      Jann S. Wenner
      Chairman, Wenner Media, Inc.
      Cornel West
      Professor, Harvard University
      Sidney M. Wolfe, MD
      Public Citizen's Health Research Group
      Gavin Wright
      Professor of Economics, Stanford University
      Kevin B. Zeese
      President, Common Sense for Drug Policy
      George Zimmer
      Chairman/CEO, Men's Wearhouse
      Lynn Zimmer
      Associate Professor of Sociology, Queens College, City University of
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      Franklin Zimring
      Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
      Jeffrey Zwiebel
      Associate Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, Stanford
      Lord Rae
      House of Lords
      Austin N.E. Amissah
      Judge, London
      Rabbi Tony Bayfield
      Director, Sternberg Centre for Judaism
      Colin Blakemore
      Professor; Fellow of the Royal Society; President, British
      Association for the Advancement of Science
      Colin Brewer
      Medical Director, the Stapleford Centre
      Rabbi Sidney Brichto
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      Bodleian Library
      Alison Downie
      Chair of Release, Solicitor
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      Retired Detective Chief Superintendent Metropolitan Police,
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      Stephen Fineman
      Professor, University of Bath
      Paul Flynn
      Member of Parliament, House of Commons
      Mike Goodman
      Director Release
      Dr. Brian Iddon
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      Mike Jay
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      Nicholas Kurti
      Fellow of the Royal Society
      Danny Kushlick
      Director, Transform
      Reverend Dr. Kenneth Leech
      Founder of Soho Drugs Group, Founder of Centrepoint
      Robin Marris
      Professor Emeritus, London University
      Judi Marshall
      Professor, Bath University
      Austin Mitchell
      Member of Parliament, UK
      Edith Morgan
      Mental Health Consultant, Order of the British Empire
      Dr. Richard Newman
      Professor of History, University of Wales Swansea
      John Purcell
      Professor, School of Human Resource Management, University of Bath
      Lord Rae, MD
      House of Lords
      Anita Roddick, OBE
      Founder, The Body Shop
      Martin Short
      Nigel South
      Professor of Sociology, University of Essex
      Ian Sparks
      Chief Executive, The Children's Society
      Eleanor Stephens
      Senior Lecturer, Media Journalism, University of Sheffield
      Richard Stevenson
      Professor of Health Economy, Liverpool University
      Anthony Tibber
      Judge, London
      Carole Tongue
      Member of European Parliament
      Right Reverend Rowan Williams
      Bishop of Monmouth
      Mario Benedetti
      Simon Alberto Consalvi
      Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
      Diego Arria
      Ambassador; Former Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations
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