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.

Drugs and Country information: Links and relevant documentation

November 2005

Useful links on drugs information related to specific countries or regions

Drugs and Burma: Related websites and documents

November 2005

Web resources on Burma and Drugs

Drugs and Africa: Related websites and documents

November 2005

Useful links on drugs in Africa

Bolivia Drugs Overview

November 2005

Bolivia has lived through more than two decades of supply reduction policies, but still figures as the world's third cocaine-producing country.

Afghanistan: Drugs overview

November 2005

Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of opium, the raw material for heroin. In 2000, the Taleban regime enforced an opium ban that led to the virtual disappearance of opium poppy cultivation in areas under their control. In drug control terms, this is often referred to as an unprecedented success, yet the ban caused a major humanitarian disaster for hundreds of thousands dependent on the illicit economy.

Aerial spraying knows no borders

September 2005

In this briefing the Transnational Institute explains why the Colombian government has been unwilling to give ground on this minimal demand, which the Ecuadorians have been making since 2001, shortly after the aerial spraying began as part of Plan Colombia.

Trouble in the Triangle

July 2005

A collection of ten papers that analyse the relationship between drugs and conflict in Burma and the consequences of the Burmese illicit drugs economy for neighbouring countries.

Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2005, Budapest

June 2005

As in 2004 on the isle of Crete, the meeting had an informal nature. The two-day dialogue was focused on three themes: (1) harm reduction developments at the regional and UN level; (2) alternative development: dilemmas around coca and opium reduction efforts; and (3) preparations for the 2008 UNGASS review.

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