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  1. Mexico: The Law Against Small-Scale Drug Dealing

    • Jorge Hernández Tinajero, Carlos Zamudio Angles
    12 October 2009
    Policy briefing

    In August 2009, Mexico adopted a new law against small-scale drug dealing, which introduces some significant advances in key subjects, such as the recognising of and distinguishing between user, drug addict and dealer. However it still has significant flaws in continuing to treat demand and supply of drugs as a criminal and market phenomenon that are likely to undermine its successful application.

  2. Stub

    • Jorge Hernández Tinajero, Carlos Zamudio Angles
    01 October 2009
    Policy briefing

    Ante el crecimiento exponencial del crimen organizado, la violencia y el aumento alarmante del consumo de drogas durante los últimos años en México, el Presidente Felipe Calderón propuso una iniciativa de ley como parte de su estrategia general de seguridad con el fin de combatir el comercio de drogas a pequeña escala, conocido en México como "narcomenudeo". La ley fue aprobada por ambas cámaras legislativas del Congreso en abril de 2009.

  3. Stub

    • José Henrique Rodrigues Torres
    01 August 2009
    Policy briefing

    Reflexión personal del juez brasileño José Enrique Rodrigues, quien se sintió obligado a tomar una decisión distinta a los fallos dictados por otros jueces en casos similares de posesión de sustancias controladas.

  4. Drug Policy and the Courts: A Brazilian experience

    • José Henrique Rodrigues Torres
    01 August 2009
    Report

    This report is a personal response from the author on the issue of Drug Policy and The Courts. A year ago, in the author’s professional practice, he felt duty-bound to make a decision that overturned Brazilian case-law and ran contrary to domestic legislation as regards possession of controlled substances.

  5. Pardon for Mules in Ecuador

    • Pien Metaal
    01 February 2009
    Policy briefing

    At the end of 2008, about 1,500 persons were released who were in Ecuadorian prisons sentenced for drug trafficking. The measure, known as “pardon for mules,” singled out a specific group of prisoners who were victims of indiscriminate and disproportionate legislation that was in effect for many years.

  6. Indulto de mulas en Ecuador

    • Pien Metaal
    01 February 2009
    Policy briefing

    En los últimos meses de 2008, alrededor de 1.500 personas que estaban en las cárceles de Ecuador sentenciadas por trafico de drogas recuperaron su libertad a través de una medida conocida como el “indulto para mulas”.