Thailand

Repressive policies only stoking Asean's drug problem

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War on Drugs
Drug Policy in Myanmar
Drugs & Conflict
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Drugs & Democracy
Myanmar in Focus
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This unrealistic deadline-oriented thinking has resulted in repressive drug policies, mainly targeting marginalized communities of drug users, opium farmers and small traders. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed on this target in 1998, the year the U.N. General Assembly dedicated a special session to the global drug problem. While U.N. agencies and most countries have long since... Read more

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Opium cultivation bounces back: TNI report shows dramatic failure of ASEAN’s ‘Drug Free’ strategy

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War on Drugs
Human Rights & Drugs
Harm reduction
Alternative Development
Drug Policy in Myanmar
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Drugs & Democracy
Myanmar in Focus
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Press release
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The report outlines the causes and consequences of a doubling of opium cultivation after a decade of decline. It argues that repressive drug control policies have failed to reduce consumption and production and instead led to more dangerous forms of drug use, growing human rights abuses and impoverishment. It finally highlights the workable alternatives that offer a better prospect for... Read more

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Thailand’s cure for meth addiction? A leafy jungle stimulant

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Mild Stimulants
Drug Law Reform
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Drugs & Democracy
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Seen as an emerging threat in the US, 'Kratom' could wean addicts off meth, Thailand’s justice minister argues
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Other news
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Global Post Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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