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  1. Drugs on the agenda of Colombian peace talks

    Drugs and Democracy
    10 December 2012
    Article

    Inclusion of the drug issue on the agenda of the peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC, which are being held in Havana, Cuba, is a smart move.

  2. Latin America debates alternatives to current drug policy

    Drugs and Democracy
    12 April 2012
    Article

    Debate on alternatives to the war on drugs, which TNI has promoted for years, is finally received unprecedented attention as several Latin America presidents put it on the agenda of the highest level intergovernmental meeting in the hemisphere.

  3. Bolivia Withdraws from the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs

    Drugs and Democracy
    30 June 2011
    Article

    The Bolivian government formally notified the UN Secretary General of its withdrawal from the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

  4. Global Commission on Drugs Policy calls for an end to the War on Drugs

    Drugs and Democracy
    02 June 2011
    Article

    The Global Commission on Drug Policy report that calls for an end to the "war on drugs" draws on TNI's research and supports many of the recommendations TNI has been promoting over the years.

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    On the Frontline of Northeast India

    • Drugs and Democracy
    30 March 2011
    Policy briefing

    Conflict and underdevelopment in Northeast India have contributed to drug consumption and production, and are hampering access to treatment, care and support for drug users.

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    Alternative Development or Business as Usual?

    • Drugs and Democracy
    15 November 2010
    Policy briefing

    The Chinese Government's opium substitution programmes in northern Burma and Laos have prompted a booming rubber industry, but the beneficiaries have been a small few with many others losing their lands as a result.

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    World Drug Day

    Drugs and Democracy
    26 June 2009
    Press release

    World Drug Day 2009

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    Drugs programme activities 1997-2009

    Drugs and Democracy
    01 March 2009
    Article

    Summary of TNI's involvement on the Drugs issue since 1998 and until March 2009.

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    10 years review

    • Drugs and Democracy
    07 July 2008
    Report

    This report summarises the lessons of TNI's 10 years of work in the field of international drug policy, emphasising drug controls that respect human rights: the rights of farmers caught in the illicit economy to a life in dignity; decriminalisation of drug use; and the promotion of harm reduction approaches where they are proven to save lives.

  10. Rewriting history

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 June 2008
    Policy briefing

    The 2008 UN World Drug Report tries to hide the failures of drug control policy behind a bad history lesson. Instead of a clear acknowledgement that the UN’s own 10-year targets have not been met, it offers a narrative of 100 years of success, fabricating a comparison with Chinese opium production and use at the turn of the 20th century.

  11. Crop spraying

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 December 2007
    Policy briefing

    The United States is putting strong pressure on the Afghan government to officially adopt the strategy of eradicating the opium poppy through aerial spraying of the crops with the herbicide glyphosate.

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    Missing Targets

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 September 2007
    Policy briefing

    Despite efforts by the Afghan government and the international community to reduce poppy cultivation, opium production in Afghanistan has once again reached record levels in 2007.

  13. Colombia coca cultivation survey results

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 June 2007
    Policy briefing

    Despite 2006 witnessing the most intensive use of fumigation in the country’s history, some 157,200 hectares of cultivation areas were detected, 13,200 hectares more than in 2005. Is the fumigation strategy failing?

  14. Sending the wrong message

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 March 2007
    Policy briefing

    The INCB, rather than making harsh judgements based on a selective choice of outdated treaty articles, should use its mandate more constructively and help draw attention to the inherent contradictions in the current treaty system with regard to how plants, plant-based raw materials and traditional uses are treated.

  15. The politicisation of fumigations

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 February 2007

    The insistence on fumigation, despite its undeniable failure in practice, is a sign that fumigation involves interests that go beyond antinarcotics and represent what are essentially political interests, to justify the US military and law enforcement presence in such a sensitive region.

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    Roep om aanpak productie opium wordt steeds luider

    Drugs and Democracy
    06 December 2006
    In the media

    Dat concludeert het Transnational Institute (TNI) in een rapport dat vandaag verschijnt.

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    The Sierra de la Macarena

    • Drugs and Democracy
    19 September 2006
    Policy briefing

    Re-establishing fumigation is not going to legitimise or win acceptance of the State's activities in the territory of the Park. It is not going to protect the Park from the environmental deterioration generated by the critical interventions of social and military actors in the war. It is also not going to really affect the FARC's "bankroll". What it will do is create well-fertilised territory for the prolonging of the armed conflict.

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    90 Official documents on the coca leaf and cocaine

    Drugs and Democracy
    01 August 2006
    Article

    90 Official documents on the coca leaf and cocaine.

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    Bolivia's Reservations to the 1988 Convention

    Drugs and Democracy
    18 July 2006
    Article

    Bolivia's Reservations to the 1988 United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.

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    International drug control: 100 years of success?

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 June 2006

    In its 2006 World Drug Report, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) struggles to construct success stories to convince the world that the global drug control regime has been an effective instrument.

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