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    Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2004, Crete

    06 June 2004

    The meeting is hosted by the Orthodox Academy in Kolymbari (Crete). The thirty participants include ministerial officials from several countries, representatives from UN and European institutions, and non-governmental drug policy experts.

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    Tra efficienza e sviluppo della democrazia locale

    Giovanni Allegretti e Carsten Herzberg
    01 August 2004
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    Un autre monde est possible si...

    • Susan George
    10 July 2004
    « Un autre monde est possible » : c’est le slogan qui résume toute l’espérance du mouvement altermondialiste. Mais à quelles conditions ce monde pourra-t-il advenir ? En étudiant ces « si... », Susan George s’adresse aussi bien aux citoyens qui se sont déjà engagés dans la lutte pour une justice globale qu’à ceux qui hésitent encore à la rejoindre, ou aspirent seulement à mieux connaître ce phénomène social radicalement nouveau.
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    Dot Keet

    Dot Keet
    22 October 2004
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    European report on drug consumption rooms

    • Dagmar Hedrich
    01 February 2004

    publicationDrug consumption rooms have been established in several countries, where confirmed drug users are allowed to consume their drugs in hygienic conditions and without fear of arrest. These facilities, which mostly operate in big cities, emerged because of serious health and public order problems associated with drug use, especially drug injecting in public places. In 2004, there were about 60 consumption rooms in 36 European cities and two pilot projects of medically supervised injecting centres in Australia and Canada.


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  7. Cracks in the Vienna Consensus

    • Martin Jelsma, Pien Metaal
    01 January 2004

    Numerous UN conferences and summits have been devoted to negotiating a harmonized global approach to illicit drugs. Yet more and more cracks are beginning to appear in the supposedly universal model which is based on a highly fragile consensus. The failure to counter the ever-growing problems related to the use of illicit drugs has led countries to question current policies and to experiment with approaches less driven by the US-inspired ideology of "zero tolerance" and more rooted in pragmatism. This has led to increasing acceptance of the concept of harm reduction for consumers, where drug use is treated as a public health rather than a law enforcement problem. On the production side, discussion centers on the need to secure alternative livelihoods for involved farmer communities and how to most effectively promote alternative development.


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    States with Adjectives

    David Sogge
    01 March 2004
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    Learning from the Conservatives

    John Cavanagh
    09 November 2004
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    Party - Movements

    08 October 2004
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    Taking the Movement Forward

    Susan George
    01 October 2004
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    Toward a Progressive View on Outsourcing

    John Cavanagh
    22 March 2004
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    The UN and the Middle East

    14 May 2004
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    The Second Nuclear Age

    20 September 2004
  17. Chasing Dirty Money

    • Peter Reuter (RAND), Edwin M. Truman
    31 October 2004

    Originally developed to reduce drug trafficking, national and international efforts to reduce money laundering have broadened over the years to address other crimes, and most recently, terrorism. These efforts now constitute a formidable regime applied to financial institutions and transactions throughout much of the world. Yet few assessments of either the achievements or consequences of this regime have been made.

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    Measures to reduce harm

    • International Narcotics Control Board
    01 March 2004

    publicationThe conventions do not contain, refer to or define “harm reduction”. The three conventions refer to measures against drug abuse. Article 38 of the 1961 Convention refers to the need for a State to take measures for the prevention of drug abuse and for the early identification, treatment, aftercare, rehabilitation and social reintegration of drug abusers. Article 14 of the 1988 Convention requires parties to adopt appropriate measures aimed at eliminating or reducing illicit demand for narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, with a view to reducing human suffering. The ultimate aim of the conventions is to reduce harm.

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