Publications

Lifting the ban on coca chewing

March 2011

This briefing paper analyses the reasons behind Bolivia’s proposal to remove from the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs the obligation to abolish the practice of coca chewing and the opposing arguments that have been brought forward.

Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2011 Montevideo

Report
February 2011

The seventh meeting of the Informal Drug Policy Dialogues in Latin America took place in Montevideo. And centered on the following issues: Micro-trafficking and proportionality of sentences; Challenges to reforming drug policies; Marijuana in Latin America; and Options and debates in international and regional organizations.

Agricultural Innovation: Sustaining what agriculture? For what European bio-economy?

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Les Levidow, S.M.Oreszczyn et al.
February 2011

The Europe 2020 strategy's promotion of resource-efficient technologies and market incentives as the solution for sustainable agriculture is contradicted by experience where techno-fixes and market pressures have increased overall demand on resources.

The Development of International Drug Control

Paper
February 2011

TNI's paper for the Global Commission on Drug Policy describes the foundations of the global drug control system, its degeneration into the 'war on drugs', and how international drug policy can be made both more effective and more humane.

The development of international drug control

Briefing
February 2011

The emergence of more pragmatic and less punitive approaches to the drugs issue may represent the beginning of change in the current global drug control regime.

Ethnic Politics in Burma: The Time for Solutions

Briefing
February 2011

Following the shake-up of Burmese politics last year, the country's military leaders now face the challenge of introducing a new system while ethnic tensions and exclusions remain.

Change EU investment policy - now is the time!

Briefing
Seattle-to-Brussels network (S2B)
January 2011

Bilateral investment treaties (BITs) allow transnational corporations to by-pass domestic courts and sue sovereign states - costing tax payers millions in legal expenses and preventing governments from acting in the best interests of their citizens.

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.

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