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  1. The WHO’s First-Ever Critical Review of Cannabis

    • John Walsh, Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman, David Bewley-Taylor
    19 March 2019
    Policy briefing

    The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD or Expert Committee) released in January 2019 the outcomes of the first-ever critical review of cannabis, recommending a series of changes in the current scheduling of cannabis-related substances under the UN drug control conventions.

  2. Methamphetamine use in Myanmar, Thailand, and Southern China: assessing practices, reducing harms

    • Renaud Cachia, Thura Myint Lwin
    18 February 2019
    Policy briefing

    Over the past decade, methamphetamine use has grown more popular in Myanmar, Thailand and Southern China. Based on in-depth interviews conducted with individuals who use methamphetamine, this briefing sheds light on the importance of promoting an environment that reinforces, rather than undermines, the ability of people who use methamphetamine to regulate their drug use, preserve their health and adopt safer practices.

  3. Sebastián Torres

    Profile
    Associate

    Sebastián is a Uruguayan political economist with over 15 years of experience in public policy, agro-industrial development strategies and prospective studies....

  4. Accaparement des terres et concentration des terres en Europe

    • Sylvia Kay
    16 April 2018
    Policy briefing

    Les jeunes agriculteurs européens devront faire face à davantage d'obstacles pour rentrer dans l'agriculture, car la terre est consolidée rapidement dans relativement peu de grandes exploitations. La terre est encore plus inégalement répartie que la richesse. Une forte baisse des petites fermes européennes est en cours avec des conséquences néfastes pour la sécurité alimentaire, l’emploi et le développement.

  5. Balancing Treaty Stability and Change

    • Martin Jelsma, Neil Boister, David Bewley-Taylor, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, John Walsh
    15 March 2018
    Policy briefing

    Legal tensions are growing within the international drug control regime as increasing numbers of member states move towards or seriously consider legal regulation of the cannabis market for non-medical purposes. Amongst reform options not requiring consensus, inter se modification appears to be the most ‘elegant’ approach and one that provides a useful safety valve for collective action to adjust a treaty regime arguably frozen in time.

  6. Panglong monument with Shwedagon replica in background

    ပင္လံုအလြန္ -
ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ ျပည္တြင္းၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရး အက်ပ္အတည္း

    22 February 2018
    Policy briefing

    တိုင္းရင္းသားပဋိပကၡေရးရာႏွင္ ဒုကၡသည္ေရႊ ့ေျပာင္းမႈမ်ားသည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဧ။္နယ္စပ္ေဒသတစ္လႊားတြင္ ေနရာယူဆဲျဖစ္ေသာေၾကာင့္ လက္ရွိအေနအထားတြင္ တိုင္းျပည္သည္ လမ္းဆတံု ြင္တည္ရွိေနသည္။ ဆယ္စုႏွစ္ေပါင္းမ်ားစြာ ၾကာျမင့္သည့္

    စစ္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးကာလေနာက္ပိုင္း ၂၁ ရာစုပင္လံုညီလာခံကုိ ၁၉၄၇ ခုႏွစ္ ေႏွာင္းပိုင္း

    ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၌ တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလံုးအတိုင္းအတာၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ ႏိုင္ငံေရးျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရး လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားေဖာ္ေဆာင္ႏိုင္ ေစရန္ႀကိဳးပမ္းသည့္ စိတ္အားတက္ၾကြဖြယ္ရာအေကာင္းဆံုး တာထြက္ေျခလွမ္းတစ္ရပ္အေနျဖင့္ ႀကိဳဆိုဂုဏ္ျပဳ ခဲ့ၾကသည္။

    သို႔ေသာ္လည္း က်ဆံုးသြားမည္ကို စိုးရိမ္မကင္းျဖစ္သည့္ အေငြ႕အသက္မ်ားက ႏိုင္ငံ၏ အတိတ္ ကာလျဖစ္ရပ္ ဆိုးမ်ားကို ျပန္ေျပာင္းအမွတ္ရေစလ်က္ရွိသည္။

  7. Dirk J. Korf

    Profile
  8. Marruecos y el cannabis

    • Tom Blickman
    26 October 2017
    Policy briefing

    Este informe sobre políticas analiza si el objetivo de reducir el cultivo de cannabis es realista o beneficioso para Marruecos, qué significaría realmente para la principal zona de producción, el Rif — una de las regiones del país más pobres, con mayor densidad demográfica y con un medioambiente más frágil —, y qué implicaría para un desarrollo sostenible significativo. El informe presenta un breve contexto histórico, examina las últimas tendencias en el mercado del cannabis y destaca algunas de sus consecuencias ambientales y sociales, así como el debate reciente sobre la regulación en Marruecos y las políticas en Europa. Por último, plantea algunas reflexiones sobre posibles objetivos de desarrollo sostenible con respecto al cultivo de cannabis para el futuro.

  9. Harvesting Crops Nigeria - image by Yosef Hadar World Bank

    Building Bottom-up Accountability in an Era of Land Grabbing in Sub-Saharan Africa

    01 October 2017
    Policy briefing

    Access to and control over land and associated natural resources play a key role in whether and how rural working people are able to build decent and dignified livelihoods, avoid or escape hunger, participate in decision-making, avoid or escape political exclusion and marginalization, and sustain collective identities and social reproduction processes.

  10. LCC CRSP Mali - photo by Jessica Davis

    Convergence Malienne contre les Accaparements des Terres

    01 October 2017
    Policy briefing

    Depuis la Charte du Mandé, les droits fondamentaux qui sont la Terre, l’Eau pour vivre dans la Dignité et du fruit de son travail n’ont pas trouvé d’écho significatif dans nos textes de lois et encore moins dans leur application.

  11. Harvesting Crops Nigeria - image by Yosef Hadar World Bank

    Bottom Up Accountability and Securing Communal Land Rights in Cross River State

    01 October 2017
    Policy briefing

    Communities in Cross River State, Nigeria are losing access to the forest lands on which they depend for their livelihoods.

  12. Fisherman - by Annette Bouvain

    Building Strong Communities against land and water grabbing

    29 September 2017
    Policy briefing

    Small scale fishers in Uganda continue to struggle for access to the land and water resources on which they depend for their livelihoods, and are increasingly at risk of losing access to these resources entirely.

  13. Frank Zobel

    Profile
  14. Myths and risks of the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement

    • Cecilia Olivet, Pietje Vervest
    21 September 2017
    Policy briefing

    As the signing of the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) draws near, concerns over the secrecy surrounding the agreement’s negotiations and the risks it poses abound, alongside many myths about its potential benefits.

  15. Panglong monument with Shwedagon replica in background

    Beyond Panglong: Myanmar’s National Peace and Reform Dilemma

    19 September 2017
    Policy briefing

    How is the peace process in Myanmar going? What progress has been made toward reform? After decades under military rule, the 21st Century Panglong Conference has been welcomed as the most encouraging recent initiative to address humanitarian suffering and national instability. It prioritises ethnic peace and political reform at a moment of opportunity for national reconciliation. However, as ethnic conflict and refugee displacement continue worrying failings have started to appear, raising many warnings from the country’s troubled history.

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