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  1. Red Carpet Courts

    • Lora Verheecke, Pia Eberhardt, Cecilia Olivet, Sam Cossar-Gilbert
    24 June 2019
    Report

    Multi-billion dollar lawsuits bleeding cash-strapped nations, corporations reversing victories by environmental defenders and dazzling financial rewards for investors who perpetrated human rights abuses. Ten investor-state lawsuits which have been filed, threatened or decided since 2015, from all over the globe (in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America), demonstrate that ISDS is again and again used as a corporate weapon against the public interest. This report exposes the true nature of the ISDS regime through 10 recent stories.

    You can find the 10 stories online at 10isdsstories.org.

  2. International regulatory cooperation and the public good

    • Stuart Trew
    22 May 2019
    Report

    This report focuses on the significant threats to precautionary environmental, labour, consumer and public health policy from regulatory cooperation and “good regulatory practices” chapters within the EU-Canada Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), US–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), and the currently parked EU-U.S Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

  3. Η Δημοκρατία δεν είναι προς πώληση Ο αγώνας για Διατροφική Κυριαρχία στην Ελλάδα την εποχή της λιτότητας

    • Stephan Backes , Jenny Gkiougki, Sylvia Kay, Charalampos Konstantinidis, Emily Mattheisen, Christina Sakali, Eirini Tzekou, Leonidas Vatikiotis, Pietje Vervest
    21 May 2019
    Report

    Περίληψη

    Αυτή η έκθεση εξετάζει τις επιπτώσεις της λιτότητας στην Ελλάδα στο δικαίωμα στην τροφή. Καταλήγει στο συμπέρασμα ότι το ελληνικό κράτος και τα κράτη μέλη της Ευρωζώνης παραβίασαν το δικαίωμα του ελληνικού λαού στην τροφή ως αποτέλεσμα των μέτρων λιτότητας που απαιτήθηκαν από τα τρία Μνημόνια Κατανόησης (2010, 2012 και 2015). Με άλλα λόγια, τα πακέτα λιτότητας που επιβλήθηκαν στην Ελλάδα αντέβαιναν στο διεθνές δίκαιο των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων.

  4. The 10th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue

    02 May 2019
    Report

    From 15 to 18 November 2018, the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) jointly organised the 10th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue (IDPD). It was organised in collaboration with the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) of Myanmar and held at Inle Lake, Southern Shan State, Myanmar.

  5. Un Tratado para gobernarlos a todos

    • Pia Eberhardt, Cecilia Olivet, Lavinia Steinfort
    16 April 2019
    Report

    Sabemos lo que tenemos que hacer para resolver la crisis climática: mantener el carbón, el petróleo y el gas bajo tierra. Pero la industria de los fósiles tiene un arma secreta para seguir cocinando el planeta: el Tratado sobre la Carta de la Energía (TCE). El Tratado está a punto de experimentar una enorme expansión geográfica, en África, Asia y América Latina, lo cual amenaza con obligar a más países a perpetuar unas políticas energéticas favorables a las grandes empresas.

  6. ISDS en números

    • Cecilia Olivet, Bettina Müller, Luciana Ghiotto
    13 April 2019
    Report

    Los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) se encuentran entre los más afectados por el sistema de arbitraje de inversiones, al ser blanco del 28% de todas las controversias inversor-Estado conocidas a escala global. La Argentina, Venezuela, México, el Ecuador, Bolivia y el Perú, en concreto, representan el 74% del total de demandas presentadas contra países de ALC. Los inversores han ganado en el 70% de los casos presentados contra países de ALC. Como consecuencia, los países de ALC ya han sido condenados a pagar a compañías extranjeras 21.807 millones de dólares estadounidenses, una suma que podría cubrir el presupuesto de salud y educación de Bolivia durante cuatro años completos.

  7. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Germany

    • Heino Stöver, Ingo Ilja Michels, Bernd Werse, Tim Pfeiffer-Gerschel
    29 March 2019
    Report

    While medical cannabis is well accepted in Germany and small-scale possession is officially decriminalized, many cities are struggling with high levels of street dealing. A number of cities are pushing for different kinds of public "experiments" in legal distribution that would allow them to better control cannabis in their jurisdictions. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of German cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  8. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Belgium

    • Tom Decorte
    27 March 2019
    Report

    An official policy of giving a low law enforcement priority to small-scale possession or production of cannabis for personal use led to the emergence of Cannabis Social Clubs around Belgium. However, the attitude to cannabis can vary widely at the local level, and the future of these organised user groups is unclear. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Belgian cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  9. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Spain

    • Xabier Arana
    27 March 2019
    Report

    Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Spanish cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  10. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Switzerland

    • Frank Zobel
    27 March 2019
    Report

    In the 1990s Switzerland was one of the leaders of a movement towards harm reduction for heroin users. Today, the country is also re-thinking its cannabis policy, with municipalities pushing for experiments in more progressive models of regulation, and citizens pushing for legislative reform. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Swiss cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  11. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Netherlands

    • Dirk J. Korf
    27 March 2019
    Report

    The Netherlands has long been considered a leader of progressive drug policy, but it is increasingly being left behind by policy innovations outside Europe. Nonetheless Dutch cities are leading the way towards more progressive and locally adapted cannabis policies. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Dutch cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  12. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Denmark

    • Maj Nygaard-Christensen, Vibeke Asmussen Frank
    27 March 2019
    Report

    After decades of tolerance, cannabis policy in Denmark has seen increasing crackdowns, driven by fears about violence and illegal drug markets. However, some activists and politicians argue that another way is possible. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Danish cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  13. La regulación del cannabis en Europa: informe sobre Suiza

    • Frank Zobel
    27 March 2019
    Report

    En la década de 1990, Suiza fue uno de los países que encabezó un movimiento a favor de la reducción de daños entre los usuarios de heroína. Hoy día, el país también se está replanteando su política en materia de cannabis. En este contexto, varios municipios están presionando para experimentar con modelos de regulación más progresistas y la sociedad civil está abogando por una reforma de la ley. En este informe de país, elaborado en el marco del proyecto Nuevos Enfoques en Políticas y Prácticas de Reducción de Daños, se examina el pasado, el presente y el futuro de la política de cannabis en Suiza.

  14. La regulación del cannabis en Europa: informe sobre los Países Bajos

    • Dirk J. Korf
    27 March 2019
    Report

    Los Países Bajos se suelen considerar un modelo de política progresista en lo que se refiere a las drogas, aunque cada vez se están quedando más rezagados con respecto a las innovaciones normativas que se están desplegando fuera de Europa. A pesar de ello, las ciudades holandesas están tomando medidas para adoptar políticas de cannabis más progresistas y adaptadas al contexto local. En este informe de país, elaborado en el marco del proyecto Nuevos Enfoques en Políticas y Prácticas de Reducción de Daños, se examina el pasado, el presente y el futuro de la política de cannabis en los Países Bajos.

  15. Cannabis in the City: Developments in local cannabis regulation in Europe

    • Tom Blickman, Katie Sandwell, Dania Putri, Xabier Arana, Tom Decorte, Vibeke Asmussen Frank, Dirk J. Korf, Ingo Ilja Michels, Maj Nygaard-Christensen, Tim Pfeiffer-Gerschel, Heino Stöver, Bernd Werse, Frank Zobel
    20 March 2019
    Report

    In order to better understand the situation around, and possibilities for, local and regional cannabis regulation, a series of six country reports were developed. The country reports provide detailed information about the state of cannabis policy, and the possibilities for change, within each country. This Report summarises some of the key findings from the research and explores opportunities, obstacles, and strategies for cannabis regulation at the municipal and regional level.

  16. Cannabis in the City: Regulation and local authorities in Europe

    20 March 2019
    Report

    In November 2018, the Cannabis in the City interactive seminar brought together activists, scholars, and local policy makers to share the preliminary findings from this research, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for local authorities, and to strategise about possibilities for local cannabis regulation in Europe. This report shares some of the key findings, observations, and questions arising from the seminar.

  17. TNI’s State of Power podcast

    12 March 2019

    Let us introduce you to some of the fascinating people we work with to help you make sense of the world’s most complex challenges. In this podcast we share our research, explore alternatives to the status quo and give a platform to scholars and activists who are at the forefront of the fight against the current neoliberal order. We believe there are alternatives to this world and hope you do too.

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  18. Fair(er) Trade Options for the Cannabis Market

    • Martin Jelsma, Sylvia Kay, David Bewley-Taylor
    02 March 2019
    Report

    Policy changes over the past five years or so have dramatically reshaped the global cannabis market. Not only has there been an unprecedented boom in medical markets, but following policy shifts in several jurisdictions a growing number of countries are also preparing for legal regulation of non-medical use. Such moves look set to bring a clear range of benefits in terms of health and human rights. As this groundbreaking Report, highlights, however, there are also serious concerns about the unfolding market dynamics.

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    State of Power 2019

    20 January 2019
    Report

    Despite causing the worst financial crisis in decades, the financial sector emerged even stronger. TNI's eighth flagship State of Power report examines through essays and infographics the varied dimensions and dynamics of financial power, and how popular movements might regain control over money and finance.

  20. Office space in Amsterdam for rent (78m2)

    08 January 2019

    For rent from 1 February 2019: beautiful, light office space (78m2) in an attractive former school building near the Westerpark.

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