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  1. medelln

    Carta abierta a los Ministras y Ministros responsables de la seguridad pública de las Américas

    25 November 2013
    Press release

    Las organizaciones defensoras de los derechos humanos firmantes, nos dirigimos a Ustedes en ocasión de esta IV Reunión de Ministros en Materia de Seguridad Pública de las Américas (MISPA) para dar seguimiento al llamado hecho a los gobiernos de la región en ocasión de la XLIII Asamblea General de la OEA del pasado mes de junio, de hacer una revisión de la orientación de las políticas de drogas que vienen llevándose adelante en las Américas.

    La carta en PDF con la lista de firmantes

  2. Corporate capture of UN climate talks

    08 November 2013
    Press release

    TNI and more than 135 groups internationally have condemned Poland and EU for facilitating a corporate takeover of UN climate talks starting 11 October in Warsaw.

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    FGG: Goede inzet Ploumen met brief maatschappelijk middenveld

    16 October 2013
    Press release

    De Fair, Green and Global Alliance ziet positieve punten in de brief die minister Ploumen van Handel en Hulp naar de Tweede Kamer heeft gestuurd over haar samenwerking met het ‘maatschappelijk middenveld’. Maar de FGG heeft ook kritiek. De brief wordt donderdag 17 oktober van 17.00 tot 19.00 besproken in het Algemeen Overleg van de commissie Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking. 

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    Summary of Drugs & Democracy Activities

    14 October 2013
    Press release

    On July 31st the House of Representatives of Uruguay voted in favour of the legal regulation of the domestic cannabis market, and in September the Obama administration decided not to challenge the state-level legalization of recreational marijuana use. For the global drug policy debate in general and on cannabis in particular, the 3rd quarter of this year marks an important moment in history when the change of course became irreversible. Other highlights include the appearance of the drugs issue on the agenda of the Colombian peace talks, the exploration of options for coca export markets and a possible lifting of the ban on kratom in Thailand.

  5. El documental ‘Las semillas de la discordia’ revela cómo los inversores extranjeros fomentan los acaparamientos de tierras

    09 October 2013
    Press release

    Hoy se ha presentado un impactante documental, ‘Las semillas de la discordia’, que llama la atención sobre el papel de una firma de inversiones sueca, un fondo de pensiones holandés y un fondo de gestión de patrimonio de la Iglesia de Noruega en el acaparamiento de tierras en Mozambique.

  6. EU-US trade deal will lead to a race to the bottom where only big business wins, warns new report

    04 October 2013
    Press release

    A report by the Seattle to Brussels Network demystifies the alleged economic benefits of the deal and exposes how it could harm people, the environment and the economy on both sides of the Atlantic.

  7. Seeds of discontent documentary unveils how foreign investors fuel land grabs

    01 October 2013
    Press release

    A powerful new documentary film “Seeds of discontent” was launched today that draws attention to the role of a Swedish investment firm, Dutch pension fund and Norwegian church endowment firm in land grabbing in Mozambique.

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    Citizens' groups demand an end to the impunity of transnational corporations through an International People’s Treaty

    05 September 2013
    Press release

    Civil society groups, trade unions, affected communities and MEP’s,  will gather at a conference in Brussels later this week to urge the EU to promote an International People’s Treaty & International Tribunal that regulates transnational corporations and investments for the public interest.  

  9. Legal Marijuana: Obama Administration Gives Green Light to Colorado and Washington

    Press release by WOLA
    29 August 2013
    Press release

    The U.S. Justice Department’s new guidance on federal marijuana enforcement priorities clears the way for Colorado and Washington state to pursue the legalized, regulatory approaches to marijuana that voters approved by wide margins in November 2012 ballot initiatives. This is a welcome step that provides an enormous opportunity for learning about how to improve our drug policies, according to the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).

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    Uruguay steps forward with Marijuana legalisation vote

    03 August 2013
    Press release

    The bill will now be taken up in Uruguay’s Senate—where the governing Frente Amplio coalition also holds a majority—and could soon arrive on the desk of President José Mujica, who has supported the proposal since its introduction in 2012.

  11. Uruguay steps forward with Marijuana legalisation vote

    02 August 2013
    Press release

    The vote by Uruguay’s House of Representatives to legalize and regulate the country’s marijuana market represents a major step forward for the landmark reform effort.

  12. Un gran paso adelante en Uruguay

    01 August 2013
    Press release

    Washington, DC— El voto de ayer de la Cámara de Representantes de Uruguay para legalizar y regular el mercado de cannabis del país representa un gran avance para esta reforma monumental.

  13. tni_wola2

    Un gran paso adelante en Uruguay

    01 August 2013
    Press release

    El voto de ayer de la Cámara de Representantes de Uruguay para legalizar y regular el mercado de cannabis del país representa un gran avance para esta reforma monumental. El proyecto ahora irá al Senado de Uruguay—donde la coalición gobernante, Frente Amplio, también posee la mayoría—y podría llegar al escritorio de Presidente José Mujica, quien ha apoyado la propuesta desde su inicio en 2012, en el futuro próximo.

  14. Llamamiento urgente para detener la impunidad corporativa

    04 July 2013
    Press release

    La impunidad de las transnacionales por la violación global de los derechos humanos y la necesidad de una normativa vinculante sobre las operaciones de dichas empresas fueron el orden del día central de la Conferencia de la Sociedad Civil Viena+20, celebrada en Viena los días 25 y 26 de junio de 2013.

  15. Urgent Call to stop Corporate Impunity

    27 June 2013
    Press release

    The impunity of Transnational Corporations for human rights violations globally and the need for Binding Regulation on TNC operations emerged as a core agenda at the Vienna + 20 Civil Society Conference held in Vienna from 25-26 June 2013.

  16. Six months since Sombath Somphone disappeared

    14 June 2013
    Press release

    On June 15th it is six months since Sombath disappeared. Amnesty International has released a report in which they state that Sombath “is most likely a victim of an enforced disappearance at the hands of the authorities.”

  17. Leaked mandate for EU-US free trade deal opens floodgate to multi-million Euro lawsuits by corporations

    05 June 2013
    Press release

    The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US will open the floodgate to multi-million Euro lawsuits from corporations challenging democratic policies to protect the environment and public health, argues a new briefing by Corporate Europe Observatory and the Transnational Institute.

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    Europe cannot drill its way to a low-carbon economy, say climate justice groups

    21 May 2013
    Press release

    The European Union (EU) and their national governments are set to discuss increased shale gas extraction in Europe which will increase environmental and social harm as well as dangerous climate change.

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    Study of the Organisation of American States (OAS)

    17 May 2013
    Press release

    On May 17, 2013, the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to share the results of the hemispheric review of drug policies. This task was entrusted to him by the Heads of States of the Americas at the Sixth Americas Summit held in April 2012 in Cartagena, Colombia.

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    Estudio de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA)

    17 May 2013
    Press release

    El 17 de mayo de 2013, el Secretario General de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), José Miguel Insulza, entregó al presidente colombiano Juan Manuel Santos, los resultados de la revisión sobre políticas de drogas en el hemisferio que le fuera encomendada por los Jefes de Estado en el marco de la Séptima Cumbre de las Américas celebrada en 2012 en Cartagena, Colombia.