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  1. Drug Policy and the Courts: A Brazilian experience

    • José Henrique Rodrigues Torres
    01 August 2009

    This report is a personal response from the author on the issue of Drug Policy and The Courts. A year ago, in the author’s professional practice, he felt duty-bound to make a decision that overturned Brazilian case-law and ran contrary to domestic legislation as regards possession of controlled substances.

     

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    Spurring nuclear Bhopals?

    Praful Bidwai
    01 August 2009
    Article
    U.S. and Indian industry pressure to cap liability for civilian nuclear accidents will create a regime that shields offending corporations and punishes the public.
  3. Drug Policy and the Courts: A Brazilian experience

    • José Henrique Rodrigues Torres
    01 August 2009
    Report

    This report is a personal response from the author on the issue of Drug Policy and The Courts. A year ago, in the author’s professional practice, he felt duty-bound to make a decision that overturned Brazilian case-law and ran contrary to domestic legislation as regards possession of controlled substances.

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    Call a Coup a Coup

    Quixote Center / Quest for Peace US
    03 August 2009
    Article
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    Sinking billions into nuclear weapons

    Praful Bidwai
    03 August 2009
    Article
    India's nuclear weapons pursuit is leading to a runaway increase in arms spending, in which its adversaries become the decision maker.
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    Honduras Report from US Delegation - Day 1

    Tom Ludon
    04 August 2009
    Article
  7. Setting sights on future of drug policy

    05 August 2009
    Other news

    Participants of the Seminar "Drugs Policies: Progresses and Retrocessions", held in Rio de Janeiro by Viva Rio and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, recommend drug policy based on respect for human rights, developed from a public health perspective, that favors scientific research and includes strategies to prevent drug addiction. Luciana Boiteux underlined the disparity that exists between the depenalization of drug use and the increased penalization of selling drugs that resulted from the 2006 Law on Drugs.

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    Global Action Day for Honduras, August 11, 2009

    La Via Campesina
    05 August 2009
    Article
    Via Campesina calls you to participate in a "Global Day of Action for Honduras", which will take place on the 11 of August of this year.
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    Why Obama will read the riot act to Arroyo

    06 August 2009
    Article

    Reading Arroyo the riot act would not be a gesture of benevolence on the part of Washington. It is one that would serve the US’s current interests as Obama discerns them.

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    When corporations capture the state

    Praful Bidwai
    07 August 2009
    Article
    The danger of a corporate capture of government isn't imaginary, and corporations represent narrow profit-seeking interests of businessmen whose forte is not Constitutional values.
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  13. TNI and the Pinochet precedent

    12 August 2009

    On 21 September 1976, Transnational Institute discovered the brutal cost of fighting for economic and social justice, when Chilean secret service agents set off a car bomb in Washington DC killing TNI's director, Orlando Letelier along with Ronni Moffitt, a fundraiser for the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). It has taken more than 30 years of struggle to bring some of those responsible to justice.

  14. Too many in jail for drugs offenses in Brazil

    Marina Lemle
    13 August 2009
    Other news

    The Ministry of Justice in Brazil announced the results of research that show that there are too many people behind bars in Brazil for drug trafficking. The Ministry subsequently recommended a review of drug legislation in light of the data and in support of human rights, seems to indicate that things are changing, or at least that change is in the air for drug policy in the nation. The study was a joint project of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, and the University of Brasília UnB, coordinated by Luciana Boiteux.

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    The Ghost of Nationalization

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    13 August 2009
    Article
    The government isn't prepared to face the contradictions of a policy that takes over and nationalises enterprises from inefficient and corrupt owners at taxpayers' expense, yet then seeks to restore the same companies to the same corrupt private hands.
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    Indigenous People Troubled by US Military Presence in Colombia

    Gustavo Capdevila
    14 August 2009
    In the media
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    The United Nations and Drug Policy

    • Damon Barrett, Manfred Nowak
    15 August 2009

    In 1945, the United Nations was established to 'save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.' Today, the language of war has been adopted for policy objectives. The 'war on drugs' is now more widespread and higher in financial and human cost than ever, and has impacted negatively across borders and across human rights protections. The war on drugs has left in its wake human rights abuses, worsening national and international security and barriers to sustainable development.

     

  18. Marijuana's journey to legal health treatment

    16 August 2009
    Other news

    In 2001, Canada became the first country to adopt a formal system to regulate the medicinal use of marijuana — the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations. The policy allowed people suffering from terminal illnesses or severe conditions such as epilepsy, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and cancer to use the drug if it eased their symptoms. Some people would be able to grow marijuana themselves under strict guidelines.

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    Has the left blown its big chance of success?

    Andy Beckett
    17 August 2009
    In the media

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