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  1. 7th GIZ/TNI Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue

    21 April 2016
    Report

    The 7th GIZ/TNI Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue was organised in collaboration with the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) of the Cambodian Government. Key issues on the agenda were recent trends in the drug market in the region and the development of effective policy responses. Specific attention went to the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Alternative Development in the Asian context, including in the implementation of alternative development programmes in conflict areas. The involvement of affected communities in policy making and project implementation was another important theme that was discussed. A major aim of the dialogue was to look at the state of the Asian drug policy before UNGASS 2016.

  2. Land politics, agrarian movements and scholar-activism

    • Jun Borras
    21 April 2016

    Land politics and the social movements mobilizing around land have changed profoundly, inspiring a new generation of scholar-activists. Professor Saturnino ('Jun') M. Borras explores land politics, agrarian movements and scholar-activism in his inaugural lecture at the International Institute for Social Studies. 

  3. Investment Court System put to the test

    • Cecilia Olivet, Natacha Cingotti, Pia Eberhardt, Nelly Grotefendt, Scott Sinclair
    19 April 2016
    Report

    The European Commission says that its new investment proposal –the Investment Court System - will protect governments' abilities to regulate on crucial matters such as public health and environmental protection. But analysis of five of the most controversial arbitration cases in recent years shows they could still be launched under the current proposal.

  4. Cannabis Regulation and the UN Treaties

    18 April 2016
    Policy briefing

    As jurisdictions enact reforms creating legal access to cannabis for purposes other than exclusively “medical and scientific,” tensions surrounding the existing UN drug treaties and evolving law and practice in Member States continue to grow. How might governments and the UN system address these growing tensions in ways that acknowledge the policy shifts underway and help to modernize the drug treaty regime itself, and thereby reinforce the UN pillars of human rights, development, peace and security, and the rule of law?

  5. La fascinante historia de la prohibición del cannabis

    La fascinante historia de la prohibición del cannabis

    14 April 2016
    Infograph

    Esta cronología se basa en Auge y caída de la prohibición del cannabis, un informe que repasa la historia del control internacional de drogas, de cómo se incluyó el cannabis en el actual sistema de control de la ONU y de las deserciones que están protagonizando varios países y Estados y que han llevado a los tratados internacionales a un punto crítico. Con miras a la próxima Sesión Especial sobre drogas que celebrará la ONU en 2016 (UNGASS), el TNI aboga por una revisión de los tratados basada en pruebas empíricas y que respete los principios de la reducción de daños y los derechos humanos.

  6. March for Justice for Berta Caceres

    Informe de la Misión Internacional “Justicia para Berta Cáceres Flores”

    • International Mission "Justice for Berta Caceres Flores"
    14 April 2016
    Report
    Informe de la misión internacional de 15 parlamentarios, juristas y representantes de organizaciones y redes de derechos humanos, sindicales y populares, que viajaron a Honduras a mediados de marzo para esclarecer el contexto del asesinato de Berta Cáceres y plantear recomendaciones para poner fin a la cultura de impunidad que afecta a las defensoras y los defensores de derechos humanos en la región.
  7. March for Justice for Berta Caceres

    Report of 'Justice for Berta Caceres' International Mission

    • International Mission "Justice for Berta Caceres Flores"
    13 April 2016
    Report

    Report by international mission of 15 parliamentarians, jurists and representatives of human rights, trade union, and popular organizations and networks that travelled to Honduras in mid-March to clarify the context of the assassination of Berta Caceres and to make recommendations to end the culture of impunity affecting human rights defenders in the region.

  8. Storify : TNI at UNGASS 2016

    08 April 2016
    Infograph
  9. Juicio a los impuestos

    • Claire Provost
    06 April 2016
    Paper

    Las demandas de justicia fiscal resuenan en todo el mundo, y crece la ira por las prácticas fiscales de grandes multinacionales como Google y Starbucks. Sin embargo, los tratados de comercio e inversión limitan la capacidad de los Gobiernos para imponer acuerdos fiscales justos y, con el TTIP, la situación podría empeorar.

  10. The expected impact of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

    • Alexander Kravchuk, Zakhar Popovych, Roeline Knottnerus, Daniel van Heijningen
    31 March 2016
    Policy issue

    On 6 April 2016, the Netherlands voted in a referendum on the EU’s Association Agreement (AA) with Ukraine. The referendum was a special democratic event – 427,939 signatures of citizens were collected to make it possible. With a turnout of 32.2%, just above the 30% threshold, the vote was valid. The deal was rejected by 61.1% of votes, compared with 38.1% in favour.

  11. To change the heart and soul thumbnail image

    “Cambiar el corazón y el alma”

    • Herbert Docena
    26 March 2016
    Report

    Los ejecutivos empresariales y los negacionistas que se movilizan en contra de acuerdos internacionales firmes sobre el cambio climático han sido, justamente, el foco de atención de muchas personas preocupadas por la crisis climática. Pero puede que otro grupo de élites —aquellas que sí creen en el cambio climático— haya bloqueado aún más toda solución eficaz a la crisis.

  12. Multi-stakeholderism: A corporate push thumbnail image

    La gobernanza de las múltiples partes interesadas: la ofensiva corporativa hacia una nueva forma de gobierno global

    • Harris Gleckman
    25 March 2016
    Report

    La Iniciativa de Rediseño Global (Global Redesign Initiative) del Foro Económico Mundial es quizá el mejor reflejo de cómo las corporaciones y otras élites imaginan el futuro de la gobernanza. Reclama marginar la toma de decisiones intergubernamental y sustituirlo por un sistema de gobierno de múltiples partes interesadas (multi-stakeholder). Pero, ¿qué significa eso para la democracia, la transparencia y el Estado de derecho?

  13. Draft UNGASS outcome document

    24 March 2016

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) attended the 59th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna from the 14-22nd March. The CND negotiated the outcome document to be approved at the 2016 UNGASS on the world drug problem, to be held on April 19-21 in New York.

  14. Storify: TNI at the CND

    15 March 2016
    Infograph

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) attends the 59th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna from the 14-22nd March. This storify features tweets, blogs and news from the event. Our team in Vienna includes Martin Jelsma, Pien Metaal and Tom Blickman.

  15. Hold TNCs responsible for violating a human right if they block access to medicines

    10 March 2016
    Policy issue

    We are proposing a binding mechanism to allow people access to medicines and hold Transnational Corporations (TNCs) responsible for violating a human right if they block their access. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is one of the pillars of global corporate power, that we are countering with the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power.

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    La bioeconomía

    04 March 2016
    Primer

    La bioeconomía se presenta como una respuesta a las actuales crisis sociales y ambientales, con su promesa de reemplazar los combustibles fósiles por recursos biológicos 'renovables'. ¿Pero como se materializa sobre el terreno? ¿Quién sale ganando y quién sale perdiendo? ¿Y cuáles son las alternativas?

  17. The fascinating history of cannabis prohibition

    03 March 2016
    Infograph

    This timeline draws on The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition that described the history of international control, how cannabis was included in the current UN drug control system and the  subsequent defections by countries and states that have brought the international treaties to breaking point. As the UN gathers for a special session on drug policy in 2016, TNI is calling for a revision of the treaties to be based on scientific evidence and embodying principles of harm reduction and human rights. 

  18. A Quiet Revolution

    • Ari Rosmarin, Niamh Eastwood
    01 March 2016
    Report

    Many countries continue to incarcerate and criminalise people for possession or use of drugs, with criminalisation alone undermining employment, education and housing opportunities. In addition, many people who use drugs are often subject to human rights abuses by the state in jurisdictions which continue to criminalise them. The continued targeting of this group has not only a negative impact on the individuals in question, but their families and broader society as a whole. 

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