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    Descent into chaos

    Praful Bidwai
    13 August 2008
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    Water flowing back into public hands

    Julio Godoy
    23 June 2008
    In the media
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    Turning crisis into an opportunity

    Praful Bidwai
    30 June 2008
    Article
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    How we got into the mess

    Saul Landau
    29 May 2008
    Article
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    From false to real solutions for climate change

    Patrick Bond
    07 January 2008
    Article
  6. Closed to Reason

    • Joanne Csete, Daniel Wolfe
    21 February 2008

    A report published in March 2007 by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Open Society Institute Public Health Program, strongly criticises the INCB. It accuses the Board of becoming 'an obstacle to effective programs to prevent and treat HIV and chemical dependence'. “Nearly one in three HIV infections outside Africa is among people who inject drugs. The International Narcotics Control Board could and should be playing a key role in stopping this injection-driven HIV epidemic — but it’s not,” said Joanne Csete, Executive Director of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and co-author of the report.

     

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    Water to the people

    Arvind Sivaramakrishnan
    24 November 2008
    Article
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    Zones for scam

    Praful Bidwai
    18 February 2008
    Article
    The contentious issue of land acquisition for industry cannot be resolved justly without a “precautionary principle” approach that respects livelihood rights.

    GOING by the number and intensity of protests against displacement under way in numerous States, land acquisition for industrial, mining and infrastructure projects has become India’s single most contentious issue.

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    Global water crisis: Partnerships for the future

    Vibhu Nayar, V. Suresh
    02 November 2008
    Article
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    Requiem for the India-US nuclear deal?

    Praful Bidwai
    17 March 2008
    Article
  12. Cannabis resolutions at the 2008 CND

    29 March 2008

    At the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in March 2008 in Vienna three resolutions on cannabis were tabled. They were all clearly against 'lenient policies'  in some countries depenalising or decriminalizing the use of cannabis. One of the resolutions called for the criminalization of drug abuse that would have significantly expanded the UN drug conven­tions. 

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    Hawks now push for India to take action against Pakistan

    Praful Bidwai
    10 December 2008
    Article
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    To bail or not to bail…

    Saul Landau
    27 November 2008
    Article
  15. UNODC rewrites history to hide failure

    26 June 2008

    In the new 2008 World Drug Report the UNODC is trying to hide failures behind a bad history lesson. Instead of a clear acknowledgement that the 10-year UNGASS targets have not been met – on the contrary, global production of cocaine and heroin has increased – the WDR decided to go back 100 years into history claiming success in comparison with Chinese opium production and use in the early 20th century. Twisted logic is used to fabricate comparisons with higher production last century.

  16. Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate

    • Robin Room, Peter Reuter (RAND), Wayne Hall, Benedikt Fischer, Simon Lenton, Amanda Fielding
    01 September 2008

    Despite cannabis being the most widely used illegal drug, and therefore the mainstay of the ‘war on drugs’, it has only ever held a relatively marginal position in international drug policy discussions. Amanda Fielding of the Beckley Foundation decided to convene a team of the world’s leading drug policy analysts to prepare an overview of the latest scientific evidence surrounding cannabis and the policies that control its use. The report of the Beckley Foundation's Global Cannabis Commission is aimed at bringing cannabis to the attention of policymakers and guide decision making.

     

     

     

  17. The INCB and cannabis

    02 March 2008

    Where legal ambiguities and disagreement persist around cannabis policies, the INCB continues to make narrow legal interpretations of what is allowed under the UN drug conventions and repeatedly expresses its strong objection to any move towards decriminalization of possession for personal use, lowering law enforcement priorities for cannabis or reclassification.

  18. Cannabis debate in Australia

    Tom Blickman
    04 June 2008
    Article

    In Australia a vicious debate on cannabis policy started when Alex Wodak, the head of the Sydney drug and alcohol clinic at St Vincent's Hospital, suggested that marijuana be regulated like alcohol or tobacco. He proposed to sell cannabis legally in post offices in packets that warn against its effects.

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    Carbon credits used to fund GMOs

    Craig Mackintosh
    09 January 2008
    Article
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    Indian court asked to ban Google Earth

    Rhys Blakely
    10 December 2008
    In the media

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