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  1. The Andalusian trial on heroin-assisted treatment

    • Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Joan C. March, Manuel Romero, Emilio Perea-Milla
    31 December 2009

    In 2003, a randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing injected diacetylmorphine and oral methadone was carried out in Andalusia, Spain. The subsequent follow-up study evaluated the health and drug use status of participants, 2 years after the completion of the trial. This follow-up cohort study was carried out between March and August 2006. Data collected included information on socio-demographics, drug use, health and health-related quality of life. Patients who received HAT showed better outcomes compared with those not on HAT. The results of this study strengthen the evidence showing that HAT can improve and stabilise the health of long-term heroin users with severe comorbidities and high mortality.

     

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    Governor defends economic plan as first year closes

    31 December 2009
    In the media

    Passing government tasks to the private sector is not a guarantee of a fiscal payoff for government or the optimization of services for the public.

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    The security approach to the drugs problem

    • Ricardo Vargas
    21 December 2009
    Policy briefing

    The drugs problem in Colombia is intertwined with structural factors at the social, economic, institutional and cultural levels. Moreover, its relationship to the armed conflict has had serious consequences for the socio-economic conditions of peasant and indigenous communities affected by the production of raw materials used to produce cocaine.

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    Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2009, Amsterdam

    18 December 2009
    Report

    The seventh meeting of the Informal Drug Policy Dialogue (IDPD) series, a joint initiative of the Andreas Papandreou Foundation and the Transnational Institute, took place from 10-12 December in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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    Police gas waves of climate demos

    17 December 2009
    In the media

    The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change denied entry to thousands of members of non- governmental groups.

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    Costs of C.O.P. failure tagged

    Imelda V. Abaño
    17 December 2009
    In the media

    The United Nations-backed climate-change negotiations are now in deadlock, with many key issues still unresolved, mainly on emissions cuts  and financing the developing world’s coping mechanisms.

  7. Guidance on the WHO review of psychoactive substances for international control

    17 December 2009
    Paper

    The 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, entrust the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence of the World Health Organization (WHO) with the responsibility of assessing substances for abuse liability in order to make recommendations on their control under the two aforementioned Conventions.

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    Opium use increasing, say border aid workers

    Alex Ellgee
    16 December 2009
    In the media

    As the drugs are shipped to locations around the world, it's the communities in Burma and along the border that will pay the highest price, perhaps, because of the growing presence of drugs and a lack of resources to fight the problem at the local level.

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    Upsetting the Offset

    • Joanna Cabello, Kevin Smith, Tamra Gilbertson, Walden Bello
    16 December 2009
    Book

    The book contributes to a growing field of critics of carbon markets by highlighting several up-to-date examples of where the system has failed and often led to negative social, economic and environmental impacts in deprived countries.

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    Climate Activists Stage Walkout of Copenhagen Conference

    16 December 2009
    In the media

    Climate campaigners staged a noisy walkout from the Copenhagen summit to protest the deadlock over a deal on climate change.

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    Harper in the hot seat

    Moira Peters
    16 December 2009
    In the media

    Canada spanked and spoofed in Copenhagen over tar sands development, resistance to global emissions targets.

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    Ex-lead climate negotiator’s role hailed

    Imelda V. Abaño
    13 December 2009
    In the media

    The developing countries criticise the Philippine government’s decision to drop Bernarditas Muller as a key negotiator in Copenhagen.

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    Das Friedensgutachten 2009

    • Jochen Hippler, Christiane Fröhlich, Margerte Johannsen, Bruno Schoch, Adreas Heinemann-Grüder
    12 December 2009
    Book

    Das Friedensgutachten ist das gemeinsame Jahrbuch der fünf Institute für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung  in  der  Bundesrepublik. Das Friedensgutachten 2009 stellt Möglichkeiten, Wege und Grenzen, Kriege und Gewaltkonflikte zu beenden,  in  seinen  Mittelpunkt.

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    Huller i CO2-markedet undergraver klimaaftale

    Lars Borking
    10 December 2009
    In the media

    Kvotemarkedet er som kviksand under en eventuel klimaaftale. Hvis ikke markedet bliver stabiliseret og får lukket sine huller, vil det sluge ethvert ambitiøst klimaløfte.

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    Expert Seminar on the Classification of Controlled Substances

    10 December 2009
    Report

    The classification of drugs has a profound impact on the lives and well-being of individuals across the world and where the classification is incorrect, people suffer unnecessarily. This is an issue that deserves greater public awareness and greater engagement with citizenry and that where such public awareness is in place it should be galvanised in order to work towards a new democratic answer to this difficult situation.

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    Human rights groups condemn criminal repression of indigenous community in Peru

    Rebecca Sommer
    10 December 2009
    In the media

    Indigenous peoples and peasants in Peru are being criminalized and murdered just for defending their land and the environment and their right to their own development model.

  17. TNI Expert Seminar on the Classification of Controlled Substances

    10 December 2009
    Report

    The classification of drugs has a profound impact on the lives and well-being of individuals across the world and where the classification is incorrect, people suffer unnecessarily. This is an issue that deserves greater public awareness and greater engagement with citizenry and that where such public awareness is in place it should be galvanised in order to work towards a new democratic answer to this difficult situation.

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    Shame of Bhopal, Real Test at Copenhagen

    09 December 2009
    In the media

    Pressures have mounted on India to go for major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Zimbabwe’s ”look east” policy: a poisoned chalice?

    Senator Obert Gutu
    08 December 2009
    In the media

    China, as one of the world’s fastest growing economies, has a voracious appetite for Africa’s vast and in some cases, untapped natural resources.

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    EPA calls for passage of CO2 control act

    08 December 2009
    In the media

    The Taiwaneese government should impose the energy and greenhouse gas taxes as early as possible, instead of promoting carbon trade, say environmental protection organizations.

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