The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is greatly encouraged by recent signs that the US government has intensified their investigation of the 1976 car bomb murders of IPS colleagues Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt by agents of former Chilean General Augusto Pinochet.
U.S. drug control officials have denounced Dutch drug policy as if it were the devil himself. One former U.S. Drug Czar said "you can't walk down the street in Amsterdam without tripping over junkies." In the Summer of 1998, however, one such denouncement turned into a small scandal. The first part of this chapter examines this incident as a window on the politics of drug policy. The second part offers a more general analysis of why U.S. drug control officials seem to be so threatened by the Dutch example.
Amnesty International and the other organizations have received information that provides grounds for concern about the composition of the medical panel that examined Senator Pinochet, its procedures and its findings.
The Transnational Institute (TNI) joins human rights activists, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and legal experts in demanding the office of the British Home Secretary re-evaluate its decision regarding the medical state of former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet.
State-controlled public injection rooms are not expressly referred to in any of the relevant international conventions. It is thus necessary to determine, by way of a preliminary factual enquiry, the exact characteristics of such institutions that fall within the ambit of one or more of the conventions. The rather superficial provisions concerning drug addicts stand in stark contrast to the stated primary aims of the conventions, which are formulated in the preambles as preventing and combatting abuse of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and the public health and social problems which such abuse engenders.
Elisabeth is TNI’s Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer. She supports staff in their strategic thinking and reporting and aims to improve demonstrable effectiveness of TNI’s programmes. She holds a dual MA in International Relations (Syracuse University) and Development Studies (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague). Before joining TNI in 2016, she was employed at the...
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Susan came to the Transnational Institute in 2006 as a volunteer after her job at a women's organisation came to an end. She worked as a European Project participant at this organisation that was primarily concerned with the role of women in our society. She eventually went to work for Clean Clothes Campaign where she worked for 3 years. In 2011 she returned to Transnational Institute in the...
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Benny Kuruvilla is a researcher with the Transnational Institute where he works on trade policy, corporate power and new politics. He holds a bachelors degree in Economics from St. Xavier’s College (Mumbai) and a masters in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi). From 2004-2011, he was with the Bangkok based Focus on the Global South. Subsequently,he headed and helped...