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  1. Yes, legalizing marijuana breaks treaties. We can deal with that.

    John Walsh, Tom Blickman, Martin Jelsma, Dave Bewley-Taylor
    10 January 2018
    Opinion

    Buzzing in the background of Canada’s debate on cannabis legalization is the issue of the three UN drug control treaties, and what to do with them.

  2. Guiding Drug Law Reform in Myanmar

    • Drug Policy Advocacy Group
    29 November 2017
    Report

    A draft bill amending Myanmar 1993 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law was published in newspapers in March 2017 for public consultation. It was subsequently discussed in the upper house of Parliament (Amyothar Hluttaw) on 16 August 2017.

  3. Lessons from the Southeast Asian Advocacy Fellowship Programme on Drug Policy Reform

    21 November 2017
    Article

    Between 10 and 25 June 2017, the Transnational Institute organised a Southeast Asian advocacy fellowship programme on drug policy reform, attended by seven participants from Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Myanmar. One of the participants, Viona Wijaya from Indonesia, shares her experiences in this article.

  4. Civil Society Statement on Cannabis in Morocco at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    21 October 2017
    Article

    The following statement by Abdellatif Adebibe of the Moroccan Confederation of Associations for the Development of the Senhaja Rif Region, was due to be screened as a civil society contribution to a discussion on alternative development and development-oriented drug policy at an intersessional meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna. Abdellatif represented cannabis farmers at UNGASS 2016, following the meeting of the Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants in Heemskerk, the Netherlands, organised by TNI.

  5. Colombia Gold

    13 October 2017
    Multi-media

    Together with the Cannabis News Network, Martin Jelsma travelled to Colombia to report on the newly emerging medical cannabis industry in the country, specifically looking at the impacts of private investment and licensing on farmers and indigenous communities.

  6. အေရွ႕ေတာင္အာရွ မူးယစ္ေဆးဝါးေရးရာမူဝါဒ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရးလုပ္ငန္းေတြမွာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံက ဦးေဆာင္ေတာ့မွာလား။

    Renaud Cachia
    12 October 2017
    Article

    ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသည္ မူးယစ္ေဆးသုံးစြဲသူမ်ား၏ က်န္းမာေရးကုိ ဦးစားေပးသည့္ ေခတ္မီတုိးတက္ေသာ မူဝါဒမ်ားကုိ အေကာင္အထည္ေဖာ္ေနျခင္းအတြက္ထက္ တရားမဝင္မူးယစ္ေဆး အေျမာက္အမ်ား ထုတ္လုပ္ျခင္း၊ ေရာင္းဝယ္ေဖာက္ကားျခင္းႏွင့္ ဘိန္းျဖဴ (ဟီး႐ုိးအင္း) သုံးစြဲသူဦးေရ ျမင့္မားျခင္းအပါအဝင္ အလြန္ႀကီးမားလွသည့္ မူးယစ္ေဆးျပႆနာမ်ားရွိေနျခင္းအတြက္ ပုိ၍လူသိမ်ားလွပါသည္။ သုိ႔ရာတြင္ မၾကာမီအခ်ိန္အတြင္း ယင္းသုိ႔ေသာ အေျခအေနမွ အေျပာင္းအလဲမ်ားရွိလာႏုိင္ပါသည္။ 

  7. Edging Forward

    • Jamie Bridge, Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman, Marie Nougier, Dave Bewley-Taylor, Christopher Hallam
    29 September 2017
    Paper

    Diplomatic processes at the United Nations are notoriously slow and difficult, perhaps increasingly so in a modern world of multi-polar geopolitics and tensions. This is certainly no different for the highly charged and provocative issue of international drug control.

  8. Will Myanmar lead drug policy reform in Southeast Asia?

    Renaud Cachia
    06 September 2017
    Article

    Myanmar is better known for its serious drug problems - including large-scale illicit drugs production and trafficking and high rates of heroin use - than for implementing progressive drug policies that prioritise the health of its population. However, this could change in the near future.

  9. Open Letter To President Juan Manuel Santos About Coca Eradication in Colombia

    International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
    22 August 2017
    Declaration

    In a letter to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), a global network of 177 NGOs, expresses strong support for the Peace Accord signed by the Colombian government and the FARC, while also expressing deep concern regarding intensified, and increasingly militarized, forced coca eradication efforts, especially in areas where communities have already signed crop substitution agreements.

  10. Drugs & Conflict

    15 August 2017
    Collection
    Initially focusing on coca producing areas in the Andean Region, TNI's work on Drugs & Conflict has since expanded to cover the world’s main opium producing areas with a focus on Myanmar and Afghanistan. Over the past two decades, TNI staff has worked extensively with local organisations and researchers to advocate for more inclusive, effective and humane approaches to drug related issues in these conflict situations, while analysing the links between drug use, production, and conflict and what these mean for efforts to promote peaceful and just societies. TNI also focuses on promoting the rights of local communities involved in the cultivation of crops declared illicit, and their involvement in drug policy making, the peace process and the design and implementation of development programmes.
  11. Ómar with his coffee plants

    Coca and the Colombian Peace Accords

    Martin Jelsma, Coletta Youngers
    11 August 2017
    Article

    Getting to the Briceño region in the heart of Antioquia requires an excellent vehicle, and a lot of time and luck. The week before our journey there in mid-July, heavy rains wiped out part of the road between Briceño and Pueblo Nuevo, stranding folks on one side or the other. We were lucky on the day of our journey – no rain. But it took a six-hour drive to get from Medellín to Briceño, and another three hours of sometimes harrowing curves to Pueblo Nuevo. The dirt-road drive itself was a stark reminder of the challenges Colombia faces as it seeks to eliminate 50,000 hectares of coca this year through the crop substitution program, Programa Nacional Integral de Sustitución de Cultivos de Uso Ilícito (National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops), known by the acronym PNIS.

  12. The 8th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue

    25 July 2017
    Report
  13. UN Drug Control

    12 July 2017
    Collection
    The UN drug control system has been in place for more than half a century. Does it still serve its purpose or is reform of its legal and institutional architecture needed? There are many questions about outdated provisions, unintended consequences and tensions with today's UN norms in the fields of human rights, development, as well as peace and security. Find critical background and proposals for reform in this collection.
  14. Drug Law Reform

    12 July 2017
    Collection

    The TNI/CEDD (Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho / Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law ) Drug Law Reform Project promotes more effective and humane drug policies through analysis of existing drug control policies and by promoting dialogue among key stakeholders and decision-makers. The project is focused on Latin America and hopes to stimulate  reforms by pointing out good practices and lessons learned in areas such as proportionality of sentences, prison reform, and the status of the coca leaf in the international conventions.

  15. ကမာၻလံုးဆိုင္ရာ တားျမစ္သီးႏွံပင္ စိုက္ပ်ိဳးထုတ္လုပ္သူမ်ားညီလာခံ (GFPPP)

    31 May 2017
    Report

    ေယဘုယ်အားျဖင့္ ကမာၻလံုးဆိုင္ရာ မူးယစ္ေဆး၀ါးေရးရာ မူ၀ါဒစကား၀ိုင္းအတြင္း ကိုကာရြက္၊ ဘိန္းပင္ႏွင့္ ေဆးေျခာက္ပင္ စိုက္ပ်ိဳးထုတ္လုပ္မႈအတြင္း ပါ၀င္လ်က္ရွိသည့္ထိခိုက္ခံလူထုလူတန္းစားမ်ား၏ အသံမ်ား ေပ်ာက္ဆံုးလ်က္ရွိသျဖင့္ ၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ က်င္းပခဲ့သည့္ ကုလသမဂၢ အေထြေထြညီလာခံ၏ ကမာၻ႔မူးယစ္ ေဆး၀ါးျပႆနာဆို္င္ရာ အထူးအစီအစဥ္(UNGASS)မွ ခ်န္လွပ္ခံရႏိုင္သည့္ အရဲစြန္႔ရမႈအႏၱရာယ္ရွိလာခဲ့သည္။

  16. A Small Case in Spain Is a Big Victory for Smarter Drug Policy

    04 May 2017
    Article

    The legal approach to coca has been one of the most challenging topics in the current international drug control system, due to the plant’s connection to both commercial cocaine and ancient Andean traditions. Yet it’s rare for a case related to the coca leaf to come before a European court, in a region where those traditions are rarely discussed.

  17. Some Arab governments are rethinking harsh cannabis laws

    12 April 2017
    In the media

    The Economist - In much of the Middle East and north Africa, where the law often lumps pot in with harder drugs, possession of a single joint can lead to jail. But some governments are acknowledging the harmful effects of their policies and thinking about reform.

  18. The War on Drugs and Human Rights in the Philippines

    13 April 2017 - Event

    The Duterte administration has refused to address and investigate the steep rise in extra-judicial killings, perpetrated by both uniformed personnel and unidentified ‘vigilantes’, whose signature modes of execution belie official claims that the victims fought back.

    TNI is proud to welcome Budit in the Netherlands - he spent his youth here as a child refugee with his brother and political refugee parents and returned in his late teens to the Philippines and is now one of the inspiring leaders of a new coalition IDEFEND to counter-act the declining adherence to human rights and the rule of law.

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