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    Riggs Bank to pay millions to Pinochet victims: Press Releasefrom Spanish Legal Team

    01 February 2005
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    The legal team responsible for the private and popular accusation against Pinochet and others before the National Court of Spain for genocide, terrorism, concealment of assets and money laundering.

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    Fulfilling Potential in Brazil

    01 February 2005
    Article
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    Pinochet Fit to be Tried

    Stacie Jonas
    04 February 2005
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    Just when it looked as though former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet might never be brought to justice, surprising new developments and legal decisions in Chile are putting the general back in the hot seat.

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    Report on the Methodology of the WSF and its Possible Relevance for the 2006 ESF

    Hilary Wainwright
    23 February 2005
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    In 2004, the International Committee of the WSF, inspired particularly by the organisation of the Mumbai WSF , adopted a new methodology for organising the programme for the fifth WSF.

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    World Social Forum on Trial

    Hilary Wainwright
    16 February 2005
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    Plan Afghanistan

    03 February 2005
    Policy briefing

    In November 2004 an unknown mystery plane sprayed opium poppy fields in eastern Afghanistan. Although the US denied any involvement, the US State Department is pressing for aggressive aerial eradiction campaigns to counter the booming opium economy. Due to policy controversies the State Department had to back off. At least for the time being.

  7. Illicit drug use in the EU: legislative approaches

    01 February 2005

    This paper offers an overview of the current legal provisions on the use and possession of drugs for personal use in the EU Member States. In addition to documentary resources (the European Legal Database on Drugs – ELDD) and the current work of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) in the field, some thirty studies and other publications were consulted. The study concludes that, in many countries, personal use of illicit drugs is considered a relatively minor offence, incompatible with custodial sanctions.