"Lawyers: drug users are branded as criminals instead of getting care."
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"the DEBATE. Decriminalize the private use of drugs in Sweden. The Swedish drug policy does not work. Instead of working as a preventive, i.e. preventive measures, have not prevented someone from using drugs."
"Our current stance is causing great harm, a harm which runs directly counter to our high ambitions for the public health and welfare society."
"It was a long time ago the goal of the narkotikafria society was formulated, and our society has changed since then. In our neighbouring country Norway, says health minister Bent Høie that there is a fundamental wrong to punish sick people. "
"this allegation is consistent with the criticism that the UN human rights office came up with for a couple of years ago."
"We believe that the responsibility for drug problems, must be moved from the judiciary to the healthcare industry. This way of thinking has over time had an impact in several countries in Europe, but not in the ”it narkotikafria Sweden”. "
"In our society are exposed drug users for a huge stigma. They are driven away from health care and instead brought the closer to anti-social groups, which reinforces a criminal identity. They are branded as criminals who should be punished instead of rightfully getting adequate care in hospital or treatment."
"After the 1993 straffskärpning of drug use, it is clear that the police are becoming more of a priority call drug-related crime, while resources declined markedly regarding the reconnaissance and investigation of serious drug offences. "
"the Statistics from 2017 shows that narkotikabrottsligheten account for 18 per cent of all processed offences during the year, of which nearly all was their own use or possession of drugs. "
"It is not only large loads on an understaffed police force, but also of the public prosecutor's office and court. Hundreds of millions are spent in rättskedjan for the purpose of prosecuting citizens for minor drug offences."
"the decriminalisation of private use of large resources can be reallocated to the investigation and prosecution of serious violent crime. Or vardagsbrottslighet where at least there is a genuine victim (such as assault, burglary, fraud). "
"We advocate a humane and pragmatic drug policy in which the method of measurement is deleted from the to save lives. Instead of the current hard-line policy is deleted from maximizing the number of arrested addicts and rekreationskonsumenter. "
"There is no research that supports the claim that the criminalisation has a deterrent effect on people's drug habits. "
"Research from Portugal – where his own use of drugs was decriminalized in 2001 - shows that the overdoses, hiv infections and drug-related crime has fallen dramatically while the total cost of the police and the judiciary have been substantially diminished. "
"A study from the British Medical Journal shows that since the reform has been implemented, the cost of drug use have gone down by 18 per cent, with the ruling per citizen. "
"Without the stigma and signals of punishment, it becomes easier for people with problematic use to seek care. "
"The drug-related mortality in Sweden is extremely high in comparison with the rest of Europe. This is not only statistics, but someone's child, parent, family member, or friend. It is unreasonable to call the policy successful when people die in such a large extent in our country."
"It is high time that Swedish politicians make a u-turn. It is time to take some of the calls from the united nations, World Health Organization, Human Rights Watch and the International Red Cross to abolish our laws that prevents the public health and begin to respond to drug use with harm reduction, care and science. "
"A good beginning is to decriminalize the private use of drugs, and invest resources in the education, healthcare and the prosecution of crime where there is a victim."
"nSargon The Basso, advokatnJonas Granfelt, advokatnKarl Emil Ekdahl, advokatnRobin Grönvall, advokatnPeter Lindqvist, advokatnRichard Larsson, advokatnBaharak Vaziri, advokatnAndreas Simon, advokatnLinus Gardell, advokatnKristoffer Ståhl, advokatnGina Samaan, juristnAdam Borg, juristnFelicia Selberg, juristnJoacim Wallgren, juristnErik Eckersund, juristnJohan Larsson, juristnLove Blomquist, juristnThomas Nilsson, legal counsel"
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