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    MEPs called on to support trade and investment rules that work for people and the planet

    02 April 2014
    Press release

    The Alternative Trade Mandate pledge campaign was launched on 2 April in Brussels, calling on European Parliament election candidates to make EU trade and investment policy serve people and the planet, not just the profit of a few large corporations.

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    Nederlandse investeringsverdragen onder vuur. Maatschappelijke organisaties roepen op tot fundamentele herziening Nederlands beleid

    24 March 2014
    Press release

    Vorige week nam de Indonesische regering het besluit om het bilaterale investerings-verdrag met Nederland op te zeggen. Hiermee schaart Indonesië zich bij een toenemend aantal landen, waaronder Zuid Afrika, die zich verzetten tegen de buitensporige rechten die in deze verdragen voor bedrijven zijn vastgelegd. De Nederlandse en Indonesische maatschappelijke organisaties IGJ, Both ENDS, SOMO en TNI stellen dat deze beslissing van Indonesië de aanleiding moet zijn voor een kritisch debat over nut en noodzaak van dergelijke verouderde economische verdragen die landen erg veel schade berokkenen, en die geen bewezen positieve effecten hebben.

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    After South Africa, Indonesia takes a brave decision to terminate its Bilateral Investment Treaty with the Netherlands

    24 March 2014
    Press release

    Last week, the Indonesian government announced that it will terminate its Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with the Netherlands. With this move, Indonesia joins the growing number of countries concerned about the excessive corporate rights enshrined in investment agreements. Indonesia’s decision should be followed up with a broad debate on the need to review the increasingly controversial current investment protection framework, both in Indonesia and in the Netherlands, say Dutch and Indonesian civil society organisations IGJ, Both ENDS, SOMO and TNI.

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    New report: UN stuck in denial over cannabis regulation

    10 March 2014
    Press release

    The current trend towards legal regulation of the cannabis market has become irreversible and requires an urgent dialogue by UN member states on the best models for protecting people’s health and safety, argues a new report. The question facing the international community today is no longer whether there is a need to revise the UN drug control system, but rather when and how to do it. 

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    Speculatieve investeerders claimen meer dan 1,7 miljard euro van EU crisislanden.

    10 March 2014
    Press release

    Speculatieve investeerders hebben meer dan 1,7 miljard euro schadevergoeding geclaimd van Griekenland, Spanje en Cyprus via particuliere internationale tribunalen , nadat ze door de EU opgelegde maatregelen namen in verband met de financiële crisis.

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    Los inversores especulativos reclaman al menos 1.700 millones de euros de los países azotados por la crisis

    07 March 2014
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    Inversores especulativos están reclamando más de 1.700 millones de euros en concepto de compensación a Grecia, España y Chipre ante tribunales internacionales privados por medidas adoptadas para afrontar la crisis económica, revela un nuevo informe publicado hoy por el Transnational Institute (TNI) y Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO).

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    Speculative investors claim at least 1,7 billion Euros from crisis-hit countries

    07 March 2014
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    Speculative investors are claiming more than 1,7 billion Euros in compensation from Greece, Spain and Cyprus in private international tribunals – for measures implemented to deal with economic crises, a new report released today by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) reveals.

  8. New report reveals how the EU-US trade deal risks expanding fracking

    06 March 2014
    Press release

    A trade deal between the EU and the US risks opening the backdoor for the expansion of fracking in Europe and the US, reveals a new report released today (Thursday, March 6) [1].

  9. Time for UN to open up dialogue on drug policy reform and end counter-productive blame-game

    03 March 2014
    Press release

    As the UN International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) launches its annual report on Tuesday, 4 March, amidst an unprecedented crisis in the international drug control regime, leading drug policy reform experts have called on the INCB and related UN institutions to urgently open up a constructive dialogue on international drug policy reform.

  10. Time for UN to open up dialogue on drug policy reform

    03 March 2014
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    As the UN International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) launches its annual report on Tuesday, 4 March, amidst an unprecedented crisis in the international drug control regime, leading drug policy reform experts have called on the INCB and related UN institutions to urgently open up a constructive dialogue on international drug policy reform.

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    The Crisis in Ukraine: Risks and Prospects

    24 February 2014
    Press release

    While the Maidan burns in Kiev and the crisis in the Ukraine deepens, a delegation of Ukrainian and Russian civil society organisations bring their analysis to Brussels to engage policy makers, parliamentarians and civil society.

     
  12. European taxpayers are spending millions supporting unaccountable drones industry

    12 February 2014
    Press release

    A new report Eurodrones Inc. exposes the substantial political and economic support given to the drone industry by European citizens without their knowledge and with little public scrutiny or consultation.

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    180 maatschappelijke organisaties uit de VS en Europa tekenen brandbrief tegen ISDS in TTIP

    17 December 2013
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    Ruim 180 maatschappelijke organisaties uit de VS, Europa en de rest van de wereld spreken zich, in een open brief aan US Trade Representative Froman en EU handelscommissaris Karel de Gucht, uit tegen de opname van het beruchte investeringsgeschillenbeslechtingsmechanisme (ISDS) in het Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

  14. La regulación pionera del cannabis en Uruguay marca un punto de inflexión

    10 December 2013
    Press release

    El Senado de Uruguay votó hoy, 10 de diciembre, a favor de aprobar el primer marco jurídico nacional del mundo para regular el cultivo, el comercio y el consumo de cannabis con fines médicos, industriales y recreativos.

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    La regulación pionera del cannabis en Uruguay marca un punto de inflexión en la fallida guerra contra las drogas

    10 December 2013
    Press release

    El Senado de Uruguay votó hoy, 10 de diciembre, a favor de aprobar el primer marco jurídico nacional del mundo para regular el cultivo, el comercio y el consumo de cannabis con fines médicos, industriales y recreativos. Se espera que este voto histórico inspire y difunda más iniciativas de reforma del cannabis en todo el mundo y tenga un impacto significativo en las evaluaciones de las políticas de drogas de las Naciones Unidas.

    Descargar el comunicado de prensa (PDF)

  16. Uruguay’s pioneering cannabis regulation marks the tipping point in the failed war on drugs

    10 December 2013
    Press release

    Uruguay’s senate voted today (10 December) to approve the world’s first national legal framework regulating the cultivation, trade and consumption of cannabis for medical, industrial as well as recreational purposes. The historical vote is expected to inspire and spread cannabis reform initiatives around the world and to have a major impact on upcoming UN-level drug policy evaluations.

     

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    El camino iniciado por Uruguay sienta las bases de un nuevo paradigma para las políticas públicas sobre drogas

    10 December 2013
    Press release

    Las organizaciones firmantes queremos hacer llegar nuestras felicitaciones a los diputados y senadores uruguayos que han votado el proyecto de Regulación de la Marihuana y a las organizaciones sociales que han promovido durante años el cambio en la política de drogas. La regulación de la marihuana es un paso positivo para intentar alejar la violencia generada por el narcotráfico de nuestros países.

    Descargar la carta abierta (PDF)

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    Uruguay establishes the basis for a new paradigm in drug policy

    10 December 2013
    Press release

    The signatory organisations below wish to congratulate the Uruguayan Deputies and Senators that have voted in favour of the law regulating marijuana, and the organisations that have been pushing for drug policy reform for years.Cannabis regulation is a positive step to try and tackle drug-related violence in our countries.

    Download the open letter (PDF)

  19. Uruguay’s pioneering cannabis regulation marks tipping point

    10 December 2013
    Press release

    Uruguay’s senate voted today (10 December) to approve the world’s first national legal framework regulating the cultivation, trade and consumption of cannabis for medical, industrial as well as recreational purposes.

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    Carta abierta del CIDDH sobre la aprobación de la Ley de regulación del mercado del cannabis en Uruguay

    09 December 2013
    Press release

    El 10 de diciembre del 2013, se aprobó en la Cámara Alta uruguaya el proyecto que regula la venta y habilita al autocultivo de cannabis . El Centro de Investigación “Drogas y DDHH” (CIDDH) se dirige a los expertos y opinión pública, a fin de guiar el debate sobre las drogas y repensar las actuales políticas de drogas en el Perú.

    Ver el texto completo de la Carta Abierta

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