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  1. Vasos comunicantes

    Vasos comunicantes... Derechos humanos, cultivo ilícito y desarrollo alternativo

    • Martin Jelsma
    22 November 2018
    Report

    ¿Cómo podemos solventar las tensiones entre los enfoques actuales en materia de control de drogas y las obligaciones de los Estados con respecto a los derechos humanos? El marco internacional de de los derechos humanos especifica explícitamente que, en caso de conflicto entre las obligaciones contraídas por los Estados en virtud de la Carta de la ONU y sus obligaciones contraídas en virtud de cualquier otro convenio internacional, prevalecerán las obligaciones impuestas por la Carta. En un momento de auge de los mercados regulados de cannabis, es hora de reivindicar los principios del desarrollo alternativo, los derechos humanos y el comercio justo para garantizar un lugar legítimo a los pequeños productores en estos mercados lícitos.

  2. A landscape of ocean and land-control grabbing in Northern Tanintharyi, Myanmar

    • Mads Barbesgaard
    20 November 2018

    After a spout of optimism surrounding Myanmar’s so-called democratic transition in the post-2010 period, more recent work by CSOs and academics have emphasized the rampant and violent processes of land and ocean grabbing that this transition is facilitating. Drawing on a case from Northern Tanintharyi in the Southeast of the country, this article attempts to historicize contemporary accounts of these grabbing processes.

  3. Democracy not for sale

    • Stephan Backes , Jenny Gkiougki, Sylvia Kay, Charalampos Konstantinidis, Emily Mattheisen, Christina Sakali, Eirini Tzekou, Leonidas Vatikiotis, Pietje Vervest
    19 November 2018
    Report

    Austerity measures led to increased rural poverty and food insecurity in Greece and violated her people's human right to food. How did this happen and who is responsible?

  4. Climate change, capitalism and the military

    Nick Buxton
    16 November 2018
    Article

    Ever more people are connecting the dots between our economic system and ecological destruction but rarely make the link to militarism and security. As climate change will dramatically increase instability and insecurity, we examine the role of the military in a climate-changed world.

  5. The EU and the corporate impunity nexus

    • Mónica Vargas, Olivier Petitjean, Brid Brennan, Raffaele Morgantini, Juliette Renaud
    15 November 2018
    Report

    For decades, affected communities around the globe have been resisting the modus operandi of transnational corporations (TNCs) in their territories and workplaces and documenting systemic human rights violations and the track record of corporate impunity with their lives and their deaths. Corporate impunity is embedded in and protected by an ‘architecture of impunity’ that legitimises and legalises the operations of TNCs. This architecture has been established through free trade and investment agreements, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the structural adjustment policies of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and other financial instruments and the aggressive push for public-private partnerships (PPPs). At the core of this architecture is the infamous investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system, a private arbitration system that allows TNCs to sue states whenever they consider that their future profits are threatened by new measures or policies aiming at improving social and environmental protection. Thus, it neutralises the function of the state, whose primary responsibility is to defend public  interest and protect the well-being of its citizens and the planet from corporate interests.

  6. Shrinking Space and The BDS Movement

    • Bina Ahmad, Ben White, Phyllis Bennis
    13 November 2018
    Paper

    A widening pattern of repression of social movements has taken shape around the world. Everywhere, space for dissent is shrinking rapidly. Governments and corporations alike are working to suppress and silence movements, organisations and individuals who organise against repression. This shrinking of public space threatens virtually all social movements. Around the world, the legality, physical safety, and public access of dissident movements and civil society more broadly are being threatened. This report examines the legal and political pressure exerted on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, a global campaign aimed at pressuring Israel to end human rights violations, launched in 2005 by a group of Palestinian activists.

  7. Flying Drone

    Will Europe use Israeli drones against refugees?

    Mark Akkerman
    12 November 2018
    Article

    'Combat proven' drones that were employed during Israel’s three major attacks on Gaza over the past decade may soon be used to monitor Europe's borders.

  8. Levantando muros

    • Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto, Pere Brunet
    09 November 2018
    Report

    Este informe revela que los estados miembros de la Unión Europea y el Espacio Schengen han alzado cerca de 1.000 km de muros, lo equivalente a más de seis Muros de Berlín, desde los años 90, con el objetivo de frenar la migración de personas desplazadas por la fuerza a Europa. Estos muros físicos van acompañados de los aún más largos “muros marítimos”, operaciones navales patrullando el mar Mediterráneo, así como los “muros virtuales”, sistemas de control fronterizo que buscan parar a las personas que intentan entrar en Europa, incluso aquellas que están viajando por el continente, y controlar el movimiento general de la población.

  9. Building walls

    • Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto, Pere Brunet
    09 November 2018
    Report

    Member states of the European Union and Schengen Area have constructed almost 1000 km of walls, the equivalent of more than six times the total length of the Berlin Walls, since the nineties to prevent displaced people migrating into Europe. These physical walls are accompanied by even longer ‘maritime walls’, naval operations patrolling the Mediterranean, as well as ‘virtual walls’, border control systems that seek to stop people entering or even traveling within Europe, and control movement of population.

  10. The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees

    • Yasha Maccanico, Ben Hayes, Samuel Kenny, Frank Barat
    06 November 2018
    Report

    Europe’s “refugee crisis” triggered a wave of solidarity actions by both civil society organisations and ordinary citizens. Their efforts were part of a wave of compassion, as people organised convoys to refugee reception centers, warmly greeted arrivals at train stations and lined highways to provide food and water to those making the journey from Syria and elsewhere. Just a few years later those same activists are treated as criminals and humanitarian search and rescue missions are criminalised.

  11. Solidarity as a crime

    Michel Forst
    06 November 2018
    Article

    A foreword by Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders for 'The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees' report.

  12. El vínculo entre la UE y la impunidad empresarial

    El vínculo entre la UE y la impunidad empresarial

    • Mónica Vargas, Olivier Petitjean, Brid Brennan, Raffaele Morgantini, Juliette Renaud
    02 November 2018
    Report

    Durante décadas, comunidades afectadas de todo el mundo han opuesto resistencia a la forma de actuar de las em- presas transnacionales en sus territorios y lugares de trabajo, y documentando violaciones sistémicas de los derechos humanos y la trayectoria de impunidad empresarial con sus vidas y muertes. La impunidad de las grandes empresas está protegida por una ‘arquitectura de impunidad’ que legitima y legaliza sus operaciones. Esta arquitectura se ha establecido mediante acuerdos de libre comercio e inversión, la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC), las políticas de ajuste estructural del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI), el Banco Mundial y otros instrumentos financieros, así como la promoción implacable de las alianzas público-privadas (APP). 

  13. Annual report 2017

    • Shaun Matsheza
    01 November 2018
    Annual report

    In 2017, we marked 43 years of critical thinking, exposing the underlying causes of today’s authoritarian politics, and putting forward the real solutions we need.

  14. Bolsonaro arguing with Federal Deputy Maria do Rosário in the Chamber of Deputies, 14 September 2016

    Brazil's U turn: to the right and backwards

    Diego Azzi
    31 October 2018
    Article

    Jair Bolsonaro's victory on October 28 turns Brazil towards the extreme right and backwards in several aspects of its democratic transition initiated with the 1988 Constitution, especially those related to social justice, environment, human rights and the economy. Understanding why he was elected and what he represents is key to grasping the new Brazil  emerging from the election and what to expect for the near future.

  15. Permanent Peoples' Tribunal: Hostile Environment on Trial

    03 November 2018 - Event

    The Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) is an international public tribunal and in November 2018 it is coming to London.

  16. El país que queda o lo que queda del país

    Pablo Gentili
    31 October 2018
    Article

    Los electores, y sobre todo las electoras, que ganan menos de dos salarios mínimos no votaron por Bolsonaro a pesar de la zambullida en las sombras del 55 por ciento: la bancada de militares y policías supera a cualquier otra.

  17. The Brazil that remains or what remains of Brazil

    Pablo Gentili
    31 October 2018
    Article

    For the first time Brazil has elected a president without the support of the poorest or the destitute. Though 55 percent of the electorate opted to steer the country into the abyss, people with lower incomes did not vote for Bolsonaro. In the new Brazilian Congress the military and police caucus overshadows all others.

  18. အယူအျမင္ ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္

    • Walden Bello
    30 October 2018
    Report

    ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသည္ ထံုးတမ္းစဥ္လာ ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရး ပါရာဒုိင္းတစ္ခု၏ ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္မ်ားကို ေ႐ွာင္႐ွားသြားႏိုင္မည့္ ေရ႐ွည္တည္တ့ံ မည့္ ဖြံ ့ၿဖိဳးတုိးတက္ေရးလမ္းေၾကာင္းတစ္ခုေပၚတြင္ ေလွ်ာက္ လွမ္းရန္ ျဖစ္ႏုိင္ပါသလား။ အဆိုပါလမ္းေၾကာင္းသည္ ျဖစ္ႏိုင္ ေျခ႐ွိ႐ုံမွ်မက မျဖစ္မေန ေလွ်ာက္လွမ္းရန္ လိုအပ္ေသာ လမ္းေၾကာင္း ျဖစ္သည္ကို ဤအစီရင္ခံတြင္ အဆုိျပဳေဆြးေႏြး တင္ျပသြားမည္ ျဖစ္သည္။

  19. Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in October 2018

    Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum (MOFF)
    30 October 2018
    Multi-media

    The voice of communities involved in illicit cultivation had long been excluded from policymaking platforms. However, thanks to growing networks such as the Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum, more and more farmers have gained more space to provide input to drug policy discussions at the UN level.

  20. Video: War on dissent

    30 October 2018
    Multi-media

    A short film by Netpol, made with support from the Transnational Institute and filmmaker Jason Parkinson, on the shrinking space for protest in the UK.

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