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    India’s non-aligned policy

    Praful Bidwai
    18 January 2010
    Article

    Contrary to some current criticisms, non-alignment was a logical, rational and ethical response to polarisation and inequity, that allowed India to pursue its national interest while providing moral-political leadership to the global South.

     
  2. Reform proposals and reforms to drug laws

    01 January 2010
    Article

    For years, in Uruguay, various political factions have been promoting cannabis regulation in order to separate the market for soft drugs from the market for dangerous substances. This section presents important pronouncements, initiatives and proposals to reform the law, in chronological order.

  3. Impact of drug laws on prison situation

    01 January 2010
    Article

    What is the impact of drugs legislation on the prison situation in Uruguay?

     
  4. Law, drug consumption and treatment

    01 January 2010
    Article

    What is the legislation about personal consumption and treatment of drug users in Uruguay?

  5. The international debate on drug policy

    01 January 2010
    Article

    In all the important international forums – the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, CICAD, UNASUR, MERCOSUR, the EU-LAC Co-operation Mechanism – Uruguay has maintained an unwavering position, arguing for the need and the democratic right to launch a debate that should lead to the current war on drugs model being consigned to the past.

  6. Civil society in the debate on drugs

    01 January 2010
    Article

    Several civil soeity initiatives take part in the drug legislation process in Uruguay

  7. Drug laws and policy documents

    01 January 2010
    Article

    Useful documents regarding drugs legislation in Uruguay

  8. Current trends regarding drug laws in Chile

    01 January 2010
    Article

    As with other countries in the region, the debate in Chile in recent years has often revolved around the issue of cannabis, especially liberalization of laws regarding cultivation for personal use and consumption.

  9. Current drug laws in Chile

    01 January 2010
    Article

    The current legislation of drugs in Chile.

  10. Reform proposals and reform to the drug laws in Chile

    01 January 2010
    Article

    A short history of reform and reform proposals to drug laws in Chile

  11. The impact of drug laws on the prison situation in Chile

    01 January 2010
    Article

    Chile, like nearly all the other countries in the region, suffers from prison overcrowding.  The increase in the prison population in recent years is directly related to the number of arrests of people violating the anti-drug law as a consequence of tougher legislation that includes jail time for minor drug-related crimes.

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    Chilean law on drug consumption and treatment

    01 January 2010
    Article

    What is the legislation about personal consumption and treatment of drug users in Chile?

  13. The market for the main psychoactive drugs circulating in Chile

    01 January 2010
    Article

    What are the trends in use of psychoactive drugs circulating in Chile?

  14. Civil society's role in the debate on drugs in Chile

    01 January 2010
    Article

    In the context of recent regional and hemispheric developments, also in Chile the issue of legalizing marijuana has become prominent at the level of the media, academia and civil society organizations in general.

  15. Relevant drug laws and policy documents in Chile

    01 January 2010
    Article

    Useful resources and documents with regards to drug laws in Chile.

               
  16. Drugs and Democracy in Bolivia

    01 January 2010
    Article

    Overview of drug laws and legislative trends in Bolivia.

  17. Haiti's Classquake

    Jeb Sprague
    18 January 2010
    Article

    The 'classquake' in Haiti today is compounded by decades of capitalist globalization and U.S. intervention.

  18. After our Copenhagen self-goal

    Praful Bidwai
    12 January 2010
    Article

    The Copenhagen Accord represents an ignominious retreat from the urgent and universal imperative of combating climate change through cooperative global action. It needs to be replaced with an ambitious, legally binding agreement.

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    Fouling up the air

    Praful Bidwai
    12 January 2010
    Article

    India has become collusive in the weak and inequitable Copenhagen Accord. The government must correct course if India’s poor are not to suffer further.

  20. On the Copenhagen UN climate summit or why you need more than butter to bake a cake

    Beatriz Martínez
    08 January 2010
    Article

    So it seems that for once everyone agrees on something: the UN climate summit in Copenhagen was a spectacular failure. That is quite an achievement in itself, since consensus seems a rarity in these times.

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