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  1. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.”

     
  9. 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.

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    El presidente colombiano y el jefe de la OEA presentarán nuevo informe sobre alternativas a las políticas de drogas

    14 May 2013
    Press release

    La Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) presenta los resultados de la revisión de políticas de drogas en el hemisferio que fue encomendada por los Jefes de Estado de la organización.

  14. Colombian President Santos, OAS Chief Insulza to Present New Study on Drug Policy Alternatives

    14 May 2013
    Press release

    Washington, D.C.—This Friday, May 17, in Bogotá, Colombia, Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General José Miguel Insulza will present Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos with the outcomes of the hemispheric drug policy review that was mandated by the heads of state at the 2012 Summit of the Americas in Cartagena.

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    El presidente colombiano y el jefe de la OEA presentarán nuevo informe sobre alternativas a las políticas de drogas

    12 May 2013
    Press release

    Este viernes 17 de mayo, el secretario general de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), José Miguel Insulza, se reunirá en Bogotá con el presidente colombiano, Juan Manuel Santos, para presentarle los resultados de la revisión de políticas de drogas en el hemisferio que fue encomendada por los Jefes de Estado de la organización en la Cumbre de las Américas celebrada en 2012 en Cartagena.

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    Colombian President Santos, OAS Chief Insulza to present new study on drug policy alternatives

    12 May 2013
    Press release

    This Friday, May 17, in Bogotá, Colombia, Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General José Miguel Insulza will present Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos with the outcomes of the hemispheric drug policy review that was mandated by the heads of state at the 2012 Summit of the Americas in Cartagena.

  17. Mirjam van Reisen benoemd tot nieuw bestuurslid Adviesraad Internationale Vraagstukken (AIV)

    03 May 2013
    Press release

    Net voor haar abdicatie heeft Koningin Beatrix Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen beëdigd als bestuurslid Adviesraad Internationale Vraagstukken (AIV) en daarbinnen voorzitter Commissie Ontwikkelingssamenwerking; het instituut dat de regering en de Staten-Generaal adviseert over het buitenlandse beleid.

  18. EU military spending is 'elephant in the room' and key factor in European debt crisis, argues new report

    15 April 2013
    Press release

    At a time of harsh cuts in social services, it is morally unjustifiable to spend money on weapons that should be invested in creating jobs and tackling poverty.

  19. NGO report busts the myths of the Emissions Trading Scheme

    12 April 2013
    Press release

    The European Parliament votes tomorrow (April 16) on the European Commission's proposal to backload 900 million emissions permits within the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).

     

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