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  1. Derechos humanos y políticas de drogas

    • Ernestien Jensema
    15 March 2017
    Primer

    Una sencilla pero exhaustiva guía básica de por qué el TNI considera que los derechos humanos deben ser la base de cualquier debate sobre el control de drogas.

  2. Human rights and drug policy

    • Ernestien Jensema
    14 March 2017
    Primer

    An accessible but comprehensive primer on why TNI believes that human rights must be at the heart of any debate on drug control.

  3. Fatal blows to corporate power

    Gonzalo Berrón, Brid Brennan
    17 February 2017
    Article

    The fallout from the current phase of capitalism has become more manifest globally in 2016, provoking unexpected political responses. However, the people most severely impacted by the current economic crisis have largely chosen to support political figures and positions[i] contrary to those that have been elaborated for years by the alter-globalisation left, also known as the global justice movement.

  4. Week of Peoples Mobilisation

    23 October 2016 - Event

    Violations of human rights and the rights of peoples and nature have become an all too common part of transnational corporations’ operations. There are no binding rules for corporations on Human Rights at the international level. That’s why again this year, in coordination with the Treaty Alliance, the Global Campaign is returning to Geneva to advocate directly to UN member states to engage in a process to create a treaty, and to ensure they hear the voices of communities impacted by corporate violations loud and clear. Inside and Outside the UN dozens of delegates from social movements and civil society networks worldwide will participate in the Week of Peoples Mobilisation.

  5. Street Art Bogota, Colombia. Juan Cristobal Zulueta

    Territorial Peace and Land Grabbing in Colombia

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Danilo Urrea
    30 September 2016
    Article

    The end of Colombia's armed conflict will not mean real peace if the neoliberal status quo persists. The peoples of Colombia have real solutions to the country's environmental and social problems.

  6. COP21 charades: Spin, lies and real hope in Paris

    Nick Buxton
    19 April 2016
    Article

    The Paris COP21 talks failed to deliver a meaningful result, judged from either a scientific or social justice point-of-view. However it did reveal the presence of an increasingly sophisticated and powerful climate justice movement that heralds the most hope for a just response to the global climate crisis.

  7. UNGASS 2016: Watershed event or wasted opportunity?

    Martin Jelsma
    12 April 2016
    Article

    The outcome of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was a disappointing compromise, based on a non-inclusive process and one that fails to reflect the fractured global consensus on drug policy.

  8. Panama Papers demonstrate need to reopen UNGASS 2016 outcome document

    Tom Blickman
    08 April 2016
    Article

    The Panama Papers, a massive leak of confidential documents from Mossack Fonseca, a law firm in Panama that helped wealthy clients and money launderers for drug trafficking organisations set up anonymous shell companies in tax havens, should open the outcome document of the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS 2016) on the world drug problem, that will take place on April 19-21 in New York.

  9. The UNGASS outcome document: Diplomacy or denialism?

    14 March 2016
    Declaration

    Drug policy experts and impacted communities from around the world express serious concerns about the preparations and already-drafted outcomes for the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the “world drug problem”.

  10. UDAPT calls for a “Global Minga” to campaign for an international treaty to hold corporate criminals accountable

    Natsumi Koike
    23 December 2015
    Article

    In a recent Public Forum held in Amsterdam, representatives of the Union of People Affected by Texaco (UDAPT) from Ecuador began their Europe speaking tour with a call for a “Global Minga” to support a treaty that will sanction transnational corporations for their crimes and ensure access to justice for affected communities. 

  11. U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger shaking hands with Pinochet in 1976

    TNI and IPS applaud declassification of Letelier-Moffitt assassination case documents

    Transnational Institute
    08 October 2015
    Press release

    The Institute for Policy Studies and Transnational Institute applaud the U.S. Department of State for finally declassifying documents related to the 1976 assassination of two IPS colleagues by agents of the Chilean dictatorship and call for the remaining ones to be declassified.

  12. Las convenciones de drogas de la ONU

    • Amira Armenta, Martin Jelsma
    07 October 2015
    Primer

    Durante más de diez años, el programa Drogas y Democracia del TNI ha estudiado las convenciones de control de drogas y la arquitectura institucional del régimen de control de drogas de la ONU. Ahora que se aproxima la UNGASS de 2016, esta guía básica es una herramienta para comprender mejor el papel de estos convenios, el alcance y los límites de su flexibilidad, los mandatos que ellos establecen para la CND, la JIFE y la OMS, así como las diversas opciones que existen para la reforma de los tratados.

  13. Drug law reform in Guatemala

    01 June 2015
    Primer

    Overview of drug policies, drug laws and legislative trends in Guatemala

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    El llamado a votación de la ONU sobre la ketamina podría provocar una crisis de salud pública en los países desarrollados

    Martin Jelsma
    05 March 2015

    La Comisión de Estupefacientes (the Commission on Narcotic Drugs - CND, por sus siglas en Inglés), con sede en Viena, decidirá pronto entre dos propuestas opuestas presentadas por China y por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) en relación al control internacional de la ketamina, un anestésico esencial en la medicina humana y veterinaria.

  15. La decisión de la Comisión de Estupefacientes de clasificar la ketamina socavaría el mandato encomendado a la OMS por los tratados de drogas

    Martin Jelsma
    18 February 2015
    Article

    Al 58º período de sesiones de la CND, que tendrá lugar en marzo de 2015, se le ha pedido que considere una propuesta de China para incluir la ketamina –un medicamento esencial utilizado para la anestesia– en la Lista I del Convenio de 1971 (E/CN.7/2015/7 y E/CN.7/2015/81). La ketamina es el único anestésico disponible para cirugías esenciales en la mayoría de las zonas rurales de los países en desarrollo en donde viven más de dos mil millones de personas. La clasificación de la ketamina en cualquiera de las listas del convenio de 1971 reducirá su disponibilidad y profundizará aún más la crisis ya aguda de la cirugía en el mundo.

  16. Haciendo una montaña de un grano de arena: mitos sobre jóvenes y delincuencia en Santa Lucía

    • Marcus Day
    16 December 2014
    Policy briefing

    Los Estados caribeños comparten desafíos comunes en cuanto a la participación de jóvenes en delitos, violencia, bandas y otras actividades consideradas antisociales. A menudo se achaca la culpa al “problema de las drogas”. Este informe pretende demostrar que esa relación es mucho más compleja y que muchas veces se malinterpreta.

  17. Making a Mountain out of a Molehill: Myths on Youth and Crime in Saint Lucia

    • Marcus Day
    15 December 2014
    Policy briefing

    Caribbean states face challenges of youth involvement in crime, violence, gangs and other anti-social activities. It is not uncommonly heard the “drug problem” is to be blamed for this. This briefing wants to show this relation is far more complex and often misunderstood.

  18. Reclaiming People’s Sovereignty in an era of Corporate Power

    Brid Brennan
    26 November 2014
    Article

    Despite the track record of systemic and systematic violations of the range of human rights, the efforts to establish legally binding obligations and an instrument of enforcement within the UN system have been defeated by determined corporate opposition. The current Guiding Principles developed by the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, John Ruggie, do not create "any new international legal obligations" and are therefore non-binding.

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