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  1. Institute for Policy Studies

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  2. Research at TNI

    17 September 2010

    TNI is known for its rigorous standards of research and high levels of expertise and its commitment to produce analysis that can assist our mission of achieving social and environmental justice. Our briefings and reports are appreciated by activists and policy-makers alike for their systemic analysis, visionary alternatives and pragmatic proposals.

     
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    Ten Years TNI Drugs Programme

    22 June 2010
    In the media

    TNI has been involved in international drugs policy work since the 1998 UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS). This new report summarises the lessons of 10 years of work in this field, emphasising drug controls that respect human rights: the rights of farmers caught in the illicit economy to a life in dignity; decriminalisation of drug use; and the promotion of harm reduction approaches where they are proven to save lives.


     
  4. TNI/WOLA Drug Law Reform Project

    16 February 2010

    "Promoting a more effective and humane drug policy in Latin America" 

  5. TNI -Sponsored land grabbing side event at the FAO Food Security World Committee session, Rome 2010

    Jun Borras, Lucia Goldfarb
    03 November 2010
    Article

    Leading academics discuss key issues regarding 'the global land grab' and how this is linked critically to official policies, like 'Responsible Agricultural Investment' (RAI), considering how small farmers are being dispossessed and incorporated into the agro-food-feed-fuel complex.

  6. Friends of TNI

    01 January 2010
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  7. TNI-BCN Burma Project: Publications

    20 May 2010

    Publications produced by and related to the TNI-BCN Burma Project

  8. The drug legalization debate

    Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes
    17 October 2010
    Article

    Foreign minister Maria Angela Holguín’s statement of last Sunday 10 October is of great importance. According to this statement, Colombia should take the discussion about the drugs policy to a global level and to the UN’s Security Council. According to her criteria it doesn’t make sense that whilst certain developed countries decriminalize and legalize certain use, we continue to “imprison peasants who own half a hectare of coca leaf cultivation”.

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    Roundtable debate on Asia European relations

    Walden Bello, Praful Bidwai, Nicola Bullard, Christa Wisterich, Marica Frangakis
    05 October 2010
    Multi-media

    Debate between leading European and Asian analysts on the decline of European power, the economic rise of China and India, the likelihood of global recession, climate change and proposed alternatives to the current global economic model.

  10. About TNI-BCN Burma Project

    09 November 2010

    Addressing the needs of ethnic nationalities to support peace, development and democracy in Burma

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    Debating Europe Series

    10 February 2010
    Article

    Debating Europe', is a debate series organised in Brussels by the Transnational Institute with policy makers, MEPs and representatives of civil society.

  12. Donate to TNI

    02 August 2010
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  13. Cannabis policy: Time to move beyond the psychosis debate

    • Icaria Editorial
    11 March 2010

    Researchers, research funders and policymakers should give greater voice to the risks and harms associated with particular cannabis policies and to the evaluation of alternative regulatory frameworks. Given the decades of research and experience with cannabis prohibition, it seems reasonable to reorient the cannabis policy debate based on known policy-attributable harms rather than to continue to speculate on questions of causality between cannabis use and mental illnesses such as psychosis, depression, and related disorders, that will not be definitively answered any time soon

     

  14. An economic perspective on the legalisation debate: the Dutch case

    • Martijn Adriaan Boermans
    26 October 2010

    Understanding the consequences of drug legalisation versus prohibition is important for policy. Most recently this subject has gained much political attention not only globally, but specifically in the Netherlands. This study will provide a contribution to the legalisation debate based on a microeconomic analysis of the effects of illegal markets. The research question is how to design a coherent soft drugs policy framework that maximizes social welfare within the Netherlands that precludes most historical, sociological and political debates. In particular, attention is restricted to ‘soft drugs’ better known as cannabis derived products like hashish and marijuana.

     

  15. 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.

  16. The Global Land Grab Debate

    15 June 2010
    Article

    Global land grabbing has hit the media headlines and sparked fierce debate about how to both analyse the problem and possible solutions for preventing further dispossession.

  17. Civil society in the debate on drugs

    01 January 2010
    Article

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

  18. Could granting rights to nature change the climate debate?

    Cormac Cullinan
    15 December 2010
    Article

    In the wake of failure in Cancun and the much deeper problem that humanity is no longer living within the ecological capacity of the planet, might it be time for nature to have its own legal advocates?

  19. TNI-WOLA report: Latin America drug laws 'worsen prison overcrowding'

    13 December 2010
    In the media

    Drug laws in eight Latin American countries have exacerbated their prison overcrowding problems and failed to curb trafficking.

     
  20. Asia Europe People's Forum 2010

    28 September 2010
    Article

    The AEPF this year in Brussels brought together citizens for dialogue, solidarity and action, as a platform from which to oppose corporate-dominated, undemocratic and neoliberal responses to ongoing crises.

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