Publications

TNI-EMCDDA Expert Seminar on Threshold Quantities

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January 2011

A wider trend for drug law reform is arising out of a felt need to make legislation more effective and more humane. Within this trend, a number of countries have considered decriminalisation or depenalisation models and many have, at least initially, considered threshold quantities as a good way to distinguish between what is possession and what is supply or trafficking and as a means to ensure that the sentences imposed are proportionate to the harmfulness of the offence.

Political Dynamics of Land-grabbing in Southeast Asia: Understanding Europe's Role

Political Dynamics of Land-grabbing in Southeast Asia: Understanding Europe's Ro
January 2011

The European Union is a significant player in the widespread occurrence of land-grabbing in Southeast Asia; both through its corporate sector and public policies.

Cannabis social clubs in Spain

Briefing
Martín Barriuso Alonso
January 2011

Cannabis social clubs in Spain are noncommercial organisations of users who get together to cultivate and distribute enough cannabis to meet their personal needs without having to turn to the black market.

Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2011, Lisbon

Briefing
January 2011

Policy makers, practitioners, academics, and representatives from NGOs and governmental organisations met in Lisbon, and discussed the Portuguese decriminalisation model, cannabis policy reform, and the agenda and global initiatives at the 54th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

Blacklisted

Gavin Sullivan
December 2010

Human rights experts call for abolition of United Nations ‘terrorist list’ and wholesale reform of EU blacklisting regime.

The ‘miracle of San Martín’ and symptoms of ‘alternative development’ in Peru

Briefing
December 2010

The Peruvian government has presented the “Miracle of San Martin Model” as the path to follow to achieve drug supply reduction. However a closer look reveals that the model is not replicable, not ecologically sustainable, and won't remedy the ‘symptoms of alternative development’.

Systems Overload: Drug Laws and Prisons in Latin America

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Report
December 2010

Study reveals alarming pattern in imprisonment for drug crimes in Latin America

A Changing Ethnic Landscape: Analysis of Burma's 2010 Polls

Briefing
December 2010

"Burma is at a critical juncture in its history. The transition to a form of civilian government and constitutional rule is underway, however imperfect it may be."

The impact of free trade on the financial crisis … and vice versa

Paper
November 2010

Behind the currency wars and the worsening global economic crisis lies a largely unquestioned free trade model that both contributed to the crisis and, without radical reform, is a major obstacle to overcoming it.

Alternative Development or Business as Usual?

Briefing
November 2010

The Chinese Government's opium substitution programmes in northern Burma and Laos have prompted a booming rubber industry, but the beneficiaries have been a small few with many others losing their lands as a result.

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