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  1. Has the US just called for unilateral interpretation of multilateral obligations?

    Rick Lines, Damon Barrett
    17 December 2014
    Opinion

    These are interesting times for drug law reform, which, as it gathers pace, is asking important questions of international law. A UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs is set for 2016 just as national reforms are challenging international treaties that form the bedrock of a global prohibition regime that has dominated since the turn of the twentieth century. States parties to the three UN drug control conventions must now confront the legal and political dilemmas this creates. This is the situation in which the US now finds itself following cannabis reforms in various states that are at odds with these treaties.

  2. Into the breach: Drugs, control, and violating bad laws in good ways

    Rick Lines
    27 November 2014
    Opinion

    An October statement on drug control from the US State Department has prompted much comment and speculation at home and abroad. Delivered by Ambassador William Brownfield, the ‘Brownfield Doctrine’, as it has been named by some commentators, lays out a four pillar approach the United States will follow in matters of international drug control.

  3. The Treaty Alliance

    16 July 2014
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    TNI and the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power & Stop Impunity of TNCs participates with a number of other global networks and alliances in the launch of a Treaty Alliance campaigning for a Binding Treaty on TNCs.

    Key activities of the Treaty Alliance during May-June 2014 include:

    • Advocacy with national governments - members of the UNHRC
    • Preparation of Written and Oral Statements to UNHRC (these come on stream later in May)
    • Co-Convening Week of Mobilisation in Geneva (June 23-27) including a Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT)
    • Hearing on Necessity for a Binding Treaty (June 23) &
    • March & Impunity Tour in Geneva (June 25)
    • as well as a number of Side Meetings during the UNHRC Session.

    Please sign on to the Global Movement Statement or visit www.treatymovement.com

    For further information on Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power

    For TNI & Campaign contact: Gonzalo Berrón: gonzalo.berron@tni.org

    Pressrelease of the launch.

     
  4. INCB speaks out against death penalty

    Martin Jelsma
    05 March 2014
    Opinion

    UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) unprecedented condemnation of the use of death penalty for drug-related offences is welcome if long overdue. The bigger question is whether INCB’s consideration of human rights can be extended into a proper human rights and evidence-based examination of UN’s entire drug control regime.

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    Manos Fuera de la Tierra

    01 January 2014
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    El objetivo del proyecto Manos Fuera de la Tierra (Hands off the Land) es sensibilizar al público europeo (incluidos políticos, responsables de toma de decisiones, estudiantes y profesionales) sobre el fenómeno del acaparamiento mundial de tierras.
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    Hands Off The Land

    01 January 2014
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    The Hands off the Land project aims to raise awareness about land grabbing amongst the European public, politicians, policy makers, students and professionals.
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    Trade

    01 January 2014
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  8. Carbon Trading

    01 January 2014
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    Carbon trading, or the trading of permits to pollute, is a market-based approach for reducing carbon emissions which is deeply flawed, ineffective and unjust. Seeking to turn carbon in the atmosphere into a privatised commodity has created markets susceptible to corporate pressure, distracted from the systemic changes needed to convert our economies, and inflicted injustices on marginalised communities in North that become trapped in pollution hotspots and peasant communities in the South who have been dispossessed of land and livelihoods in the name of climate action.

  9. Agrocombustibles

    01 January 2014
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    Military Bases

    01 January 2014
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    TNI hosted the International Network for the Abolition of Foreign Bases in the early 2000s until funding ran out. However movements against foreign bases around the world continue to actively resist the occupation of their lands. This collection archives some relevant research and materials.

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    Nuclear weapons

    01 January 2014
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    TNI worked on campaigns to abolish nuclear weapons for several decades, working closely with Praful Bidwai and Achin Vanaik, stalwart anti-nuclear activists based in India.

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    Middle East Conflict

    01 January 2014
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    Debating Europe Series

    01 January 2014
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    Asia Europe Peoples' Forum

    01 January 2014
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    Agro-ecology

    01 January 2014
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    For a EU Just Investment Policy

    01 January 2014
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    Austerity Economics

    01 January 2014
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    Investment

    01 January 2014
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    BITS

    01 January 2014
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    Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are intended to regulate the commercial investment relationships between two countries. These are supposed to facilitate trade and investment by providing security for investments. However, it is common practice for BITS to establish ISDS mechanisms that allow for transnational companies to sue the states in which they operate based on a very broad interpretation of damage to investments. This has led to a surge in litigations against states and prompted a growing number of governments to seek to cancel or amend existing BITs.

  20. Participatory Democracy

    01 January 2014
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