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    Chemical & Biological War on Drugs overview

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 November 2005
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    Guerra sin fin

    Tom Blickman
    07 June 2008

    La televisión irlandesa retransmitió el pasado 3 de junio de 2008 un extraordinario documental que marca un nuevo nivel de periodismo crítico con la guerra internacional contra las drogas. El documento representa una elocuente crítica de la guerra global contra las drogas y se pregunta si hay alguna alternativa a esta guerra sin fin.

  3. War Without End

    Tom Blickman
    07 June 2008
    In the media

    An extraordinary documentary marking a new level in broadcast journalism critiquing the international war on drugs was shown on Irish TV last on 3 June 2008. The report is a comprehensive indictment of the global drug war and asks if there is an alternative to this war without end.

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    Introduction

    17 November 2005
    Article
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  6. UN Drug Conventions Reform

    24 February 2008
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    TNI briefing for the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review

    March 2003

    The backbone of the United Nations drug control system consists of three UN Drug Conventions. The prohibition of potentially harmful substances has its origin in the desire to protect human well-being. However, the way in which the global regime was set up decades ago and the escalation of repression it has brought about since, has been an historical mistake increasing rather than diminishing the problems.  There is no point now in dreaming about how the world might have looked without it, or deluding ourselves that all the problems could be solved by scrapping the conventions. The challenge is to create the political space which would allow a reform process to move ahead. A process guided by pragmatism, open-mindedness and evaluation of practices on the basis of costs and benefits; providing leeway for experimentation and freedom to challenge the wisdom of the existing conventions.