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  1. Money Laundering

    • Michael Levitin, Peter Reuter (RAND)
    31 December 2005

    Techniques for hiding proceeds of crime include transporting cash out of the country, purchasing businesses through which funds can be channeled, buying easily transportable valuables, transfer pricing, and using “underground banks.” Since the mid-1980s, governments and law enforcement have developed an increasingly global, intrusive, and routinized set of measures to affect criminal revenues passing through the financial system. Available data weakly suggest that the anti–money laundering (AML) regime has not had major effects in suppressing crimes.

     

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    Human rights violations stemming from the "War on Drugs" in Bolivia

    Drugs and Democracy
    23 December 2005
    Article

    The US financed "war on drugs" in Bolivia has not only failed in its intention to diminish the flow of cocaine into the United States, it has also negatively impacted the human rights situation in the country.

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    UN Drug Control and WHO

    22 December 2005
    Article

    In 1992, the PSA launched the "WHO/UNICRI Cocaine Project", which according to a press release in March 1995 was the largest global study on cocaine use ever undertaken. The conclusions strongly conflicted with accepted paradigms so that almost as soon as the Briefing Kit started to circulate in the UN corridors, USA officials used their full weight to prevent the release of the study.Years of work and hundreds of pages of valuable facts and insights about coca and cocaine by more then 40 researchers were, in effect, "burned".

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    UN Drug Control updates, 1995

    22 December 2005
    Article

    WHO study stresses that education, treatment and rehabilitation programmes need to be increased to counterbalance what they see as the current over reliance on law enforcement measures.

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    Forward Operating Locations

    Drugs and Democracy
    21 December 2005
    Article

    Forward Operating Locations

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    Drugs and Latin America: related websites and documents

    Drugs and Democracy
    06 December 2005
    Article

    Useful web resources on Drugs and Latin America

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    Drugs and Conflict in Burma

    01 December 2005
    Article

    Burma

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    Burma/Myanmar is undergoing yet another humanitarian crisis while entering a new critical political stage. In the Kokang region, an opium ban was enforced in 2003, and since mid-2005 no more poppy growing has been allowed in the Wa region. Banning opium in these Shan State regions where most of the Burmese opiates were produced, adds another chapter to the long and dramatic history of drugs, conflict and human suffering.

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    A Downward Spiral

    01 December 2005
    Article

    The only viable and humane approach to reduce opium production may require easing the opium ban deadlines, while creating alternative livelihoods for opium farmers.

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    Drugs & Democracy Team

    Drugs and Democracy
    01 December 2005
    Article

    Introducing the Drugs and Democracy team.

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    The Drug War in the Skies

    17 November 2005
    Article
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    UNGASS 1998

    17 November 2005
    Article
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    CND PrepCom documents

    17 November 2005
    Article

    UN documents by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, 1997

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    Background of UNGASS 1998

    17 November 2005
    Article

    The United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) was held in New York on June 8-10, 1998. It was a disappointing event. No evaluation of current repressive drug policies took place whatsoever. It was devoted to, as a New York Times editorial phrased it, "recycling unrealistic pledges".

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    Drugs and West and Central Asia: Related websites and documents

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 November 2005
    Article

    Useful web resources on Drugs and West and Central Asia

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    Related websites and documents: UN Drug Control

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 November 2005
    Article

    Websites and documents related to UN Drug Control

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    Press reports: UN Drug Control

    17 November 2005
    Article

    Press coverage on UN Drug Control

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    US Drug Control: Related websites and documents

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 November 2005
    Article

    Links on US and Drug control

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    Drugs and Terrorism: Related websites and documents

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 November 2005
    Article

    Links on drugs and terrorism

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    Drugs and Thailand: Related websites and documents

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 November 2005
    Article

    Useful links on Drugs and Thailand

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    Synthetic Drugs: Related websites and documents

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 November 2005
    Article
    Recommended web resources on synthetic drugs

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