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    ¿Doblemente (in)falible?

    Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes
    27 February 2015

    Estaba convencido de que el carismático papa Francisco era doblemente infalible. Primero por ser papa, pues según el Concilio Vaticano I de 1870, el sumo pontífice no se equivoca, al menos cuando hace ciertas declaraciones en las que se supone que es asistido por el Espíritu Santo. Y segundo por ser argentino... pues al menos los argentinos creen que eso genera infalibilidad.

  2. ketamine

    Hoja informativa sobre la propuesta para discutir la clasificación internacional de la ketamina en la 58ª CND

    26 February 2015

    La ketamina es un medicamento esencial utilizado para la anestesia. Es el único anestésico disponible para cirugías esenciales en la mayoría de las zonas rurales de los países en desarrollo en donde viven más de dos mil millones de personas. La clasificación de la ketamina dejará a estas poblaciones sin este anestésico alternativo para las intervenciones quirúrgicas esenciales, y profundizará aún más la ya aguda crisis de la cirugía en el mundo.

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    Video - Agua y luz: ¿qué tan públicos son tus servicios públicos?

    26 February 2015
    Multi-media

    Las empresas públicas de agua y electricidad vuelven a estar en boga. Pero muchas empresas de propiedad estatal están atravesando un proceso de corporatización ¿Es esto un avance positivo en la lucha por unos servicios públicos equitativos) ¿O se trata más bien de un resbaladizo camino a la privatización?

  4. Report illustrates dynamics of Colombia's domestic drug trade

    Michael Lohmuller
    25 February 2015
    In the media

    A recent analysis on the relationship between local drug markets and violence and crime in Colombia illustrates the dynamics driving the domestic drug trade, and provides recommendations for comprehensive government interventions designed to result in long-lasting security improvements.

  5. Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica

    Robert Isenberg
    25 February 2015
    In the media

    When you hear the phrase “cannabis advocate,” you might picture someone with wild hair and a Bob Marley T-shirt. But Gerald Murray is nothing like that. At a news conference on Tuesday morning, he was smartly groomed and wore a blazer.

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    Reguleer wiet, en niet alleen de achterdeur

    Tom Blickman
    25 February 2015
    Opinion

    oped-spong-nrc-thumbDe advocaten Spong, Smeets en Vis houden een pleidooi voor het reguleren van de achterdeur van de coffeeshops in een opiniestuk in het NRC. Zij zetten zich af tegen de criminologen Fijnaut en De Ruyver die bepleiten dat cannabis social clubs het alternatief zijn voor de coffeeshop. De advocaten noemen de cannabis club "een doodlopende weg". Met het reguleren van de achterdeur is niets mis, maar waarom zou het daartoe beperkt moeten blijven? Waarom zouden coffeeshops het monopolie op de verkoop van wiet moeten hebben?

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    Interview with Pablo Echenique (MEP, Podemos)

    20 February 2015
    Multi-media

    Pablo Echenique is a vivid example of a normal citizen that through Podemos found a way to be a political actor in Spain and Europe. Hilary Wainwright interviews him to help us to understand what the Podemos phenomenon is about.

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    De multinationales straffrihed

    Af Christian Juhl
    20 February 2015
    In the media

    Modkraft - I hele verden har vi de senere år set en ærgerlig tendens til, at multinationale selskaber får større magt over lovgivningen globalt og lokalt. Det er et problem, når store selskaber, som drives af økonomiske interesser, bliver mere magtfulde end vores demokratisk valgte politikere.

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    How Civil Society helped block World Bank to privatise water

    Ben Ezeamalu
    19 February 2015
    In the media

    The Premium Times - The announcement sent a collective sigh of relief to the water corporation staff and civil society activists. After months of negotiation on how to privatize the water supply in Lagos, between the World Bank and the Lagos Water Corporation, the bank has called off the talks.

  10. Think tank welcomes Myanmar’s illegal drug law review

    18 February 2015
    In the media
    Mizzima - The Washington DC-based [sic] Transnational Institute has welcomed the Myanmar government’s recent decision to review their largely outdated drugs and related laws, according to a press release announcing the publication of a new report on February 16.
  11. La decisión de la Comisión de Estupefacientes de clasificar la ketamina socavaría el mandato encomendado a la OMS por los tratados de drogas

    Martin Jelsma
    18 February 2015
    Article

    Al 58º período de sesiones de la CND, que tendrá lugar en marzo de 2015, se le ha pedido que considere una propuesta de China para incluir la ketamina –un medicamento esencial utilizado para la anestesia– en la Lista I del Convenio de 1971 (E/CN.7/2015/7 y E/CN.7/2015/81). La ketamina es el único anestésico disponible para cirugías esenciales en la mayoría de las zonas rurales de los países en desarrollo en donde viven más de dos mil millones de personas. La clasificación de la ketamina en cualquiera de las listas del convenio de 1971 reducirá su disponibilidad y profundizará aún más la crisis ya aguda de la cirugía en el mundo.

  12. Louise Boon-Kuo

    Profile

    Dr Louise Boon-Kuo is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of  Sydney. Louise researches practices of criminalisation, counterterrorism, migration and citizenship. Louise’s forthcoming book Mobility, Citizenship and Illegality: the Policing of Undocumented Migrants in Australia (Ashgate, 2015) investigates the experiences and legal regulation of undocumented migrants.

  13. Gavin Sullivan

    Profile

    Gavin Sullivan is a solicitor (UK), Doctoral Candidate at the University of Amsterdam and Coordinator of the Transnational Listing Project - a global law clinic providing pro bono representation to people targeted by security lists. His research focuses on global counterterrorism, pre-emptive security and the politics of transnational law. He has worked as a human rights lawyer (in both the UK...

  14. Vicki Sentas

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    Dr Vicki Sentas is a lecturer in law at the University of New South Wales, Australia and an associate of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI). Her research has focused on the effects of counter-terrorism on self-determination movements and migrant diasporas....

  15. The United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs in 2016

    Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch
    16 February 2015
    Article

    In April 2016, representatives of the world’s nations will gather to evaluate drug policy in a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS). While prohibitionist policies are still the norm, a rising tide of voices are demanding evidence based responses that respect human rights, promote public health, and reduce crime.

  16. Building Peace in Permanent War

    • Ben Hayes, Gavin Sullivan, Louise Boon-Kuo, Vicki Sentas
    16 February 2015
    Report

    For those interested in peace and the non-violent resolution of conflict the prognosis is not good. Not just because the war on terror keeps producing enemies with whom, it is said, there is no negotiating, but because the legal and political framework it has engendered has transformed the way in which political violence and armed conflict is understood and managed.

  17. Towards a Healthier Legal Environment

    • Ernestien Jensema, Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer, Nang Pann Ei Kham, Gloria Lai, Tripti Tandon
    16 February 2015
    Report

    The decision of the Myanmar Government to review drug laws is not only timely, but also offers a prospect to improve the drugs legislation and to ensure that the laws address drug-related problems in the country more effectively.

  18. CND decision to schedule ketamine would undermine WHO treaty mandate

    Martin Jelsma
    16 February 2015
    Article

    The UN Commission considers to bring ketamine under the control of the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances contrary to WHO recommendations. The 58th Session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in March 2015 has been asked to consider a Chinese proposal to place ketamine – an essential medicine used for anaesthesia – in Schedule I of the 1971 Convention (E/CN.7/2015/7 and E/CN.7/2015/81). Ketamine is the only available anaesthetic for essential surgery in most rural areas of developing countries, home to more than 2 billion of the world’s people. Scheduling ketamine under any of the 1971 treaty schedules will reduce its availability and further deepen the already acute crisis of global surgery.

  19. The Challenge of Democratic and Inclusive Land Policymaking in Myanmar

    • Jennifer Franco, Pietje Vervest, Tom Kramer, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Hannah Twomey
    16 February 2015
    Report

    Myanmar's National Land Use Policy promises to make profound changes to the current economic, social, and political-institutional landscape. This is an important and bold step, but its impact will depend on how it addresses the often “messy” details of actual land based social relations.

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