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    Pinochet Watch no 55

    28 May 2004
    Article

    Pinochet Watch is an electronic news service of the Institute for Policy Studies.

  2. UNGASS 2016: Watershed event or wasted opportunity?

    Martin Jelsma
    12 April 2016
    Article

    The outcome of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was a disappointing compromise, based on a non-inclusive process and one that fails to reflect the fractured global consensus on drug policy.

  3. Horse trading at the UN

    International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
    19 May 2009
    Article

    NGOs in the drug policy field have criticised the outcome of the recent elections to the United Nation’s International Narcotic Control Board (INCB) because the process of trading votes between member states has led to the exclusion of some of the most highly qualified candidates, and the re-election of at least one candidate who does not fit the stated criteria, Tatyana Dmitrieva.

     

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    Related websites and documents: UN Drug Control

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 November 2005
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    Websites and documents related to UN Drug Control

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    Coca - Cocaine overview and links

    01 August 2006
    Article

    The coca-cocaine issue has gained momentum by the ascending of a peasant leader to the presidency in Bolivia, who announced making a case for the de-scheduling of the coca leaf from it's current classification as a dangerous narcotic drug in the international drug control conventions. Time has come to clarify longstanding confusion on the distinction between the coca leaf and its principal derivate cocaine.

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    Drugs and Latin America: related websites and documents

    Drugs and Democracy
    06 December 2005
    Article

    Useful web resources on Drugs and Latin America

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    The Two Richards

    Peter Weiss
    18 July 2005
    Article
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    The Road to Vienna 2003 and Beyond

    17 November 2005
    Article
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    Conflicting view on Harm Reduction in UN become major concern

    17 November 2005
    Article

    Tensions in US-UNODC relations should be resolved by more sustainable funding mechanisms, not by bowing to Republican flat-earthism. It is time to be guided by the light of science, not by the darkness of ignorance and fear.

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    European Drug Policy: Related websites and documents

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 November 2005
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    Links on EU and Drug Policy

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    G8 and Security

    Tom Blickman
    17 June 2005
    Article
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    Clinton Pressed to Cooperate on Pinochet Extradition

    Jim Lobe
    22 October 1998
    Article

    A group of US congressmen want Clinton to hand over classified US material to Judge Baltasar Garzón relating to Pinochet's alleged role in 'international terrorism' in Latin America and elsewhere.

  13. Refreshing Costa's memory

    Tom Blickman
    08 June 2008
    Article

    Today, June 8, it is 10 years ago that the world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem. "A drug free world – We can do it!", was the slogan under which they met. Ten years later, Mr. Costa, the current director of the UNODC seems to deny that the UN ever used the phrase. Let us refresh Mr. Costa’s memory.

  14. UDAPT calls for a “Global Minga” to campaign for an international treaty to hold corporate criminals accountable

    Natsumi Koike
    23 December 2015
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    In a recent Public Forum held in Amsterdam, representatives of the Union of People Affected by Texaco (UDAPT) from Ecuador began their Europe speaking tour with a call for a “Global Minga” to support a treaty that will sanction transnational corporations for their crimes and ensure access to justice for affected communities. 

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    Bomb Survivors Push US on Pinochet

    Kevin Galbin
    31 October 1998
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    Survivors of a Chilean diplomat and his American aide who were assassinated in Washington by agents of former dictator Pinochet's government are urging the Clinton administration to reopen an investigation of Pinochet's involvement in the attack.

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    The WHO cocaine project

    04 February 2010
    Article

    In 1995 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) announced in a press release the publication of the results of the largest global study on cocaine use ever undertaken.

  17. The WHO Cocaine Project

    03 March 1995

    In 1995 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) announced in a press release the publication of the results of the largest global study on cocaine use ever undertaken. A decision in the World Health Assembly banned the publication of the study. The US representative threatened that "if WHO activities relating to drugs failed to reinforce proven drug control approaches, funds for the relevant programmes should be curtailed". This led to the decision to discontinue publication.

  18. Court backs Dutch ruling on coffee shops

    16 December 2010
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    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said that a municipal regulation imposed by the city of Maastricht prohibiting local coffee-shop owners from admitting non-residents of the Netherlands was justified as it aimed to reduce drug tourism and public nuisance.

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    25th Anniversary of Letelier-Moffitt Assassinations and the US Harbors the Terrorists Who Did it

    Saul Landau
    21 September 2001
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    As our leaders warn countries that harbor terrorists, who will warn our leaders about harboring terrorists here?

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    Permanent Peoples' Tribunal on TNCs, 2006

    10 May 2006
    Article
    Peoples' Permanent Tribunal uncovered overwhelming evidence of European TNCs' abuses of human, social, cultural and workers' rights in Latin America, aided and abetted by European governments and institutions.

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