Drugs Policies

TNI has been working for a radical reform of international drugs policies since 1998 and runs an internationally respected Drugs and Democracy Programme. TNI's call for a new paradigm to tackle drug abuse based on harm reduction, effective alternative development programmes, revision of International Drug Control conventions and full respect for human rights has gained increasing support from civil society, governments and international institutions.

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Making a Mountain out of a Molehill: Myths on Youth and Crime in Saint Lucia

Marcus Day
December 2014

Caribbean states face challenges of youth involvement in crime, violence, gangs and other anti-social activities. It is not uncommonly heard the “drug problem” is to be blamed for this. This briefing wants to show this relation is far more complex and often misunderstood.

Exploring the Land-Drugs Nexus

October 2014

This conference will explore the nexus between land and drugs.

Colombia, more than three decades of toxic sprayings. Enough!

September 2014

It is unfortunate that 35 years after the first chemical spraying in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, we are still writing about aerial sprayings in Colombia, demanding the current government to definitely defer an ecocide and incompetent policy.

Drugs, armed conflict and peace

July 2014

This policy briefing analyses the results of the partial agreement on drugs reached at the talks being held in Havana between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, and the Colombian government.

June 26, International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

June 2014

June 26 is the United Nations' International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Activists across the world gather under the banner "Support, Don't Punish: Global Day of Action".

Repressive policies only stoking Asean's drug problem

June 2014

The strategy of Asean's 10 member countries to become "drug free" by 2015 is failing dramatically. In the last decade, opium cultivation in the region has doubled, drug use -- especially of methamphetamines, a powerful synthetic stimulant -- has increased significantly, and there remain strong links between drugs, conflict, crime and corruption.

Bouncing Back

May 2014

TNI's indepth examination of the illegal drug market in the Golden Triangle, which has witnessed a doubling of opium production, growing prison populations and repression of small-scale farmers. This report details the failure of ASEAN's 'drug free' strategy and the need for a new approach.

V Latin American and I Central American Conference on Drug Policy

May 2014

In this edition, the 5th Latin American and 1st Central American Conference on Drug Policy aims to be a platform for discussion and elaboration of solution-oriented proposals.

Drugs as war economy and the peace process

October 2013

Colombia's peace negotiations appear to have a rather simplistic view of drug production and trafficking that does not properly address the complex relationship between drugs and armed conflict.

Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2013, Warsaw

June 2013

The tenth meeting of the Informal Drug Policy Dialogue series, organised by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Association Diogenis, took place in Warsaw, Poland, gathering over 35 NGO representatives, academics, policy makers and practitioners.

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