Publications

Burma's New Government: Prospects for Governance and Peace in Ethnic States

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Report
May 2011

What are the prospects for Burma's quasi-civilian government effectively addressing the country's ethnic minority grievances and resolving the multiple, decades-long conflicts?

Expert Seminar on Proportionality of Sentencing for Drug Offences

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Briefing
May 2011

There has in recent years been a renewed interest in the principle of proportionality in sentencing policy for drug offences. There has been official analysis of the issue by the International Narcotics Control Board (‘INCB’) and several national initiatives that have emphasised a requirement for proportionality when sentencing in statute or penal code, asserted it through the courts, or, as with the UK Consultation on sentencing for drug offences, are continuing to explore the concept through policy processes.

Strengthening public water in Africa: South South North networked model of Public-public Partnerships

May 2011

Samir Bensaid is author of the new chapter addition to the collaborative book project "Reclaiming Public Water"- part of TNI's Water Justice programme - which brings experience and insight from Morocco and Mauritania.

Conviction by Numbers

Briefing
Genevieve Harris
May 2011

Threshold quantities (TQs) for drug law and policy are being experimented with across many jurisdictions.

Kratom in Thailand: Decriminalisation and Community Control?

Briefing
Pascal Tanguay
May 2011

Kratom is an integral part of Thai culture and has neglible harmful effects. Community level control and education are recommended for the best path to harm reduction.

Withdrawal Issues

Withdrawal Issues: Report on the U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe
Susi Snyder
March 2011

Interviews conducted with European NATO delegations and NATO staffers concerned with nuclear planning and deployment reveal that there is sufficient political will to end the deployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.

On the Frontline of Northeast India

Briefing
March 2011

Conflict and underdevelopment in Northeast India have contributed to drug consumption and production, and are hampering access to treatment, care and support for drug users.

Burma's Longest War: Anatomy of the Karen Conflict

Ashley South
March 2011

As Burma enters a period of political transition, the role of the Karen ethnic communities will be critical in responding to the political and economic challenges that will shape their future. An in-depth history and analysis of the Karen's complex relationship with the Burmese state and central government.

The Many Faces of the Investor Rush in Southern Africa

Paper
Ruth Hall
March 2011

This working paper reviews the latest experiences of land grabbing in Southern Africa, detailing questions of scale and duration, initiation, negotiation processes, production sectors, employment, natural resource use and more.

Time for Europe to put human rights above commercial advantage

Briefing
Paulina Novo
March 2011

Free trade or slave trade? How the EU's free trade agreements in Colombia and Peru reward human rights abuses, destroy livelihoods, promote land grabbing and strip governments of their sovereignty to regulate capital flows.

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