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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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    Where has all the money gone?

    Susan George, Armin Thurnher
    23 December 2009
    Multi-media

    People have been literally robbed over the last thirty years as money has moved up from labour to capital. And as people have less money to spend, we are constantly in a crisis of overproduction.

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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.

  5. 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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    Debating Europe: WTO Doha Round and EPAs in an era of crisis: salvation or suicide for ACP countries? (Video)

    Ignacio Iruarrizaga Díez
    16 December 2009
    Multi-media

    The international free trade and investment policies and the related WTO agreements played a major role in undermining so many developing countries' economies. The proponents of tese policies, including the EU, are now urging the govenrments of the world to end their resistance to such policies within the WTO.

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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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    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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    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.

  10. 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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    US no business in the middle of Afghan civil war

    Phyllis Bennis
    07 December 2009
    Multi-media

    Obama said that there was no military solution, but that's all he's really offering.

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    Climate Chronicle

    07 December 2009

    The Climate justice newspaper is produced every two days during the Copenhagen climate talks, reporting and decoding what is going on both inside and outside the climate negotiations. Find out what is really going on behind the media headlines.

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    Redefining Targets

    • Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer
    07 December 2009
    Policy briefing

    Afghanistan remains the world’s largest producer of opium and has an under-reported but growing heroin-use problem. Current drug control policies in Afghanistan are unrealistic, reflecting a need for immediate signs of hope rather than a serious analysis of the underlying causes and an effort to achieve long-term solutions.

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    The World at the Climate Crossroads

    • Praful Bidwai
    02 December 2009
    Paper

    It is depressingly clear that Copenhagen will at best produce a ‘political’ agreement—just as the Bali conference did two years ago—but not a global climate compact with time-bound, quantifiable, legally binding and enforceable goals or measures.

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    The Story of Cap & Trade

    02 December 2009
    Multi-media

    Producers of the renowned Story of stuff animation have released a new compelling animation that  critiques Cap and Trade. TNI's Carbon Trade Watch were part of a team of advisers behind the film. View the animation that is causing a big debate and forward it on.

  16. Penalisation of drug possession

    • Ewelina Kuzmicz et al.
    01 December 2009

    Polish law provides punishment for possession of narcotic drugs. It is a controversial issue whether punishing for possession of any amount of drugs is a right thing to do. Regardless of one’s opinion, it is worth being aware of the consequences of the adopted legal solutions. In spite of the high cost, the enforcement of the Act does not result in mitigating drug problems in Poland, such as reduction of drug trafficking or “deterring” their potential users.

     

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    Goldstone & International Law

    Phyllis Bennis
    30 November 2009
    Multi-media

    The Goldstone report is significant not only because of its detailed documentation of war crimes committed in the Gaza war, but also because of its direct reference to universal jurisdiction, that calls on all governments to arrest and try any individual responsible for the alleged crimes.

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    Contours of Climate Justice

    • Edgardo Lander, Walden Bello, Ulrich Brand, Nicola Bullard, Tadzio Mueller
    25 November 2009
    Book

    This publication aims to contribute to a more sophisticated understanding of the emerging climate justice movement and to create resonances between different perspectives and spheres of engagement. The activities around the COP 15 in Copenhagen are a starting point in the creation of such a broad movement

  19. What is the role of WTO services rules in the context of the current financial crisis?

    Myriam vander Stichele, Sergio Marchi
    24 November 2009
    Multi-media

    The WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (the "GATS")  has very much underpinned expansion without regulation and supervision, so the financial corporations had the guarantee that their expansion would be underpinned. But financial services are not the same as other services – they need special supervisory structures.

  20. Carbon Trading - How it works and why it fails

    • Tamra Gilbertson, Oscar Reyes
    23 November 2009
    Book

    This accessible, well-researched book provides a devastating critique of both the theory and practice of carbon trading, which lie at the heart of global climate policy.

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