The United States must not turn a blind eye to the recreational use of cannabis in states that liberalize drug laws, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said, urging the country to live up to its treaty commitments. Raymond Yans, president of the INCB, said assurances from the U.S. government in December that growing, selling or possessing the drug remained illegal under federal law were "good, but insufficient".
TNI and the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power & Stop Impunity of TNCs participates with a number of other global networks and alliances in the launch of a Treaty Alliance campaigning for a Binding Treaty on TNCs.
Un organismo de la ONU, la Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes (JIFE), muestra su "preocupación" por la iniciativa legal y lamenta que ningún representante uruguayo haya participado en su última reunión para informar "del cumplimiento por el país de los tratados de fiscalización internacional de estupefacientes". Se preocupa por el proyecto de ley uruguayo para regular el mercado de la marihuana y llamó al país a reanudar el diálogo con el organismo "antes de que avance el proyecto".
Hear accounts of witnesses from countries in Southern, Eastern and Western Europe, at a People's Tribunal in Brussels, about increased inequality, unemployment, homelessness, impoverishment and violations of human rights that have resulted from EU and Troika policies.
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.
The Netherlands plans to ban foreign visitors from pot shops in a move that opponents have labeled "tourism suicide." The Dutch government is trying to stop drug tourism in the country, according to a recent announcement. Under the plan, the "coffee shops" that sell marijuana will become private clubs limited to adult Dutch citizens who have to show proof of ID and become a member to buy marijuana.
Researchers with a Caribbean trade bloc have found that decriminalizing marijuana and exploring its use for medicinal purposes could help boost the region's sluggish economy. Caricom leaders are expected to talk about the preliminary report in a two-day summit that begins Monday in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent.
Ten years on from Seattle, TNI and other activists from Enlazando Alternativas have mobilised in Geneva together with the global network Our World is Not For Sale (OWINFS) to expose the role of the WTO and the "free trade" agreements in causing economic and climate crisis.
The question of how to finance water and sanitation is crucial. Leading international institutions emphasise the role of private finance despite major concerns. The idea that private finance can bring the needed investment is remarkably persistent in global policy circles and leads to a dangerous lack of attention to the far more realistic option of mobilising public finance for infrastructure to provide essential services for all.
La forma en que se financian el agua y el saneamiento es crucial. Las principales instituciones internacionales resaltan el papel de la financiación privada, a pesar de las serias inquietudes que suscita el tema. La idea de que la financiación privada pueda traer las inversiones necesarias es extraordinariamente persistente en los círculos legislativos globales y conduce a una peligrosa falta de atención a la opción más realista de movilizar fondos públicos para financiar la infraestructura necesaria para garantizar unos servicios esenciales universales.
For a TTIP resolution that puts people, the environment and democracy before short-term profit and disproportionate corporate rights. 375 civil society organisations from across Europe call on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers, and the environment from the threats it poses.
UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) unprecedented condemnation of the use of death penalty for drug-related offences is welcome if long overdue. The bigger question is whether INCB’s consideration of human rights can be extended into a proper human rights and evidence-based examination of UN’s entire drug control regime.
Lagos is among the many cities in the global south where investment in water supplies is desperately needed, yet there is no consensus on whether the answer lies with private management, the public sector, or a combination of both.