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    Protect people's lands, water and forests

    11 October 2011
    Declaration

     CSOs remind all governments of their immense responsibilities in reaching an agreement on one of the most pressing issues of our time.

  2. Colombia Takes Step Towards Drug Decriminalization

    Elyssa Pachico
    01 September 2011
    In the media

    The rate of overcrowding in Colombia's prisons reached nearly 39 percent in 2009, much of it due to the excess number of small-time drug offenders, according to the WOLA and TNI report.

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    Abandona Bolivia convención contra drogas; rechaza regla sobre uso de coca

    AFP, DPA, Jochen Hippler
    25 July 2011
    In the media

    Martin Jelsma, estimó que "las restricciones impuestas por la Convención Única sobre la hoja de coca y sus usos tradicionales, en ausencia de cualquier evidencia de peligrosidad, fueron un error histórico y una violación de los derechos de los indígenas".

  4. Drugged out

    Andrea Marshall / Phiyer
    20 May 2011
    In the media

    Even after proven to be uneffective, drug policies in South East Asia are still focussed on window dressing and not actually solving problems. 

  5. Bolivia Steps Up Campaign at U.N. to Legalise Coca Leaf

    Haider Rizvi
    05 May 2011
    In the media

    Is coca a dangerous drug that should be tightly regulated, or an essential part of Andean indigenous people's cultural and medicinal heritage? Or perhaps both?

  6. Convención de la ONU contra drogas cumple 50 años con un consenso menguante

    Luis Lidón
    29 March 2011
    In the media

    La Convención Única de Naciones Unidas sobre Estupefacientes, piedra angular de la política internacional contra las drogas, cumple este año su 50 aniversario con un número cada vez mayor de países cuestionando de alguna forma su eficacia.

  7. Book Review of “Whose Crisis, Whose Future?” by Susan George

    Claudio Schuftan
    17 March 2011
    In the media
  8. 'Leyes rígidas no frenan narcotráfico'

    07 March 2011
    In the media

    Según el estudio realizado por TNI/WOLA, el aumento de las penas por delitos de drogas ha empeorado el problema.

  9. WOLA: Ecuador tiene una de las peores leyes de drogas

    Redacción Seguridad
    03 March 2011
    In the media

    La ley es tan incongruente que una persona que porta unos pocos gramos de marihuana puede acabar cumpliendo una sentencia igual que una persona acusada de transportar varios kilos de cocaína.

  10. "Política represiva de lucha contra el narcotráfico fracasó" en el mundo

    Víctor Carrato
    22 February 2011
    In the media

    El secretario general de la Junta Nacional de Drogas (JND), Milton Romani, junto a expertos, participó en una conferencia titulada "Políticas de drogas: debate mundial" con el apoyo de Washington Office on Latin América (WOLA) y de TNI.

  11. Seventeen objections to abolishing the ban on coca chewing

    Tom Blickman
    07 February 2011
    In the media

    The final count after closure of the January 31 deadline to file objections to the Bolivian amendment to remove the ban on coca leaf chewing in the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, comes to 17 objections: the US, UK, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, Germany, the Russian Federation, Japan, Singapore, Slovakia, Estonia, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Latvia, Malaysia and Mexico. That means that only 17 of the 184 countries that are Party to the treaty (as amended by the 1972 Protocol) have filed an objection. We call on them to still reconsider and withdraw their objection before the issue appears on the UN agenda for a decision.

  12. Bolivia right to reject Cancun climate farce

    Simon Butler
    03 February 2011
    In the media

    Bolivia alone stood up to the world at December’s UN climate conference in Cancun, Mexico; daring to reject the flawed agreement endorsed by 191 other nations.

  13. Bolivia energises campaign to legalise coca leaf

    Rory Carroll
    21 January 2011
    In the media

    Bolivia and the US are set for more battles over the coca leaf as Evo Morales attempts to overturn the legality of the indigenous plant.

  14. EE.UU. se opondrá a despenalización del masticado de hoja de coca

    20 January 2011
    In the media

    EE.UU. se opondrá esta semana a la petición de Bolivia para que la ONU despenalice la ancestral costumbre de masticar las hojas de coca en los países andinos.

  15. A model country with double standards

    Johan van der Tol
    20 January 2011
    In the media

    The Dutch government oversight on transshipments of arms is not as strict as international rules require.

  16. US objects to Bolivia bid for licit coca-chewing

    Frank Bajak
    20 January 2011
    In the media

    The United States will file a formal objection to Bolivia's proposal to end the ban on coca leaf-chewing specified by a half-century-old U.N. treaty.