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  1. International Support for Harm Reduction

    20 January 2009

    A useful overview of UN endorsement of harm reduction measures; the legality of harm reduction services under the Drug Conventions; the obligation in human rights law to ensure access to harm reduction services and the global state of harm reduction, listing 82 countries and territories worldwide that presently support or tolerate harm reduction.

     

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    UN Human Rights Experts Contribute to UNGASS Review

    20 January 2009
    Article

    December 2008

    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment – Professor Manfred Nowak – and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health – Mr Anand Grover – have written to the Chairperson of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) to “offer guidance” regarding human rights issues that have arisen during the UN’s ten-year drug strategy review.

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    'Good Cop, Bad Cop' Approach to Pakistan

    Praful Bidwai
    21 January 2009
    Article
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    The greater middle east: Obama’s six problems

    Fred Halliday
    21 January 2009
    Article
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    Bush’s legacy

    Saul Landau
    21 January 2009
    Article
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    The Battle for Harm Reduction

    Tom Blickman
    21 January 2009
    Article

    The issue of harm reduction continues to be controversial during the negotiations in Vienna for the Political Declaration that has to be adopted in March 2009 at the High Level Segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). There is severe pressure on delegates to drop their insistence on incorporating the language and principles of harm reduction in the political declaration, or to accept some watered down version.

  8. Lifting the Ban on Harm Reduction

    Tom Blickman
    21 January 2009
    Article

    The Obama White House announced today that the new President supports lifting the federal ban on needle exchange, which could dramatically reduce rates of HIV/AIDS infection among drug users. Will he also lift the ban on the concept of harm reduction, which has paralysed the international drug policy debate under his predecessors?

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    Reason for war?

    Saul Landau
    22 January 2009
    Article
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    Obama's rescue plan is doomed to fail

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    22 January 2009
    Article
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    Beginning of the difficult year

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    22 January 2009
    Article
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    Understanding Gaza

    Gabriel Kolko
    22 January 2009
    Article
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    Gaza under siege

    Phyllis Bennis
    22 January 2009
    Article
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    'No reason for unease at Obama presidency'

    Praful Bidwai
    22 January 2009
    Article
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    Parallel worlds

    Hilary Wainwright
    22 January 2009
    Article
    UK Foreign secretary David Miliband has described the ‘war on terror’ as a ‘mistake’. So why doesn’t he apply to same logic to Israel’s war on Gaza?
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    Dealing with Pakistan

    Praful Bidwai
    23 January 2009
    Article
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    East Asia - The end of an era

    Walden Bello
    23 January 2009
    Article

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