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    2016 sees more EU border militarisation, arms industry profits from refugee tragedy

    Transnational Institute (TNI), Stop Wapenhandel
    19 December 2016
    Press release

    The European Union’s investment in border security measures boomed in 2016, a new report reveals, with prominent arms and security firms being the main beneficiaries. The militarisation of EU’s borders has however come at a terrible human cost, with the highest ever recorded yearly death toll of over 4700 known deaths in the Mediterranean sea, as refugees are forced to resort to ever more dangerous routes to enter Europe.

  2. Call to United Nations to take immediate action on the extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

    05 August 2016
    Press release

    Civil society groups from across the globe, including prominent human rights NGOs, have called on UN drug control authorities to urge an immediate stop to the extrajudicial killings of suspected drug offenders in the Philippines. Since 10th May 2016, more than 700 people have been killed by police and vigilantes in the Philippines for being suspected of using or dealing drugs, as a direct result of recently-elected President Duterte’s campaign to eradicate crime within six months.

  3. Nuevo informe ofrece estrategias para regular el cannabis de forma que se respete y modernice el derecho internacional

    16 June 2016
    Press release

    En un momento en que cada vez más jurisdicciones se están planteando si legalizar y regular el acceso al cannabis, y cómo hacerlo, las tensiones entre estas iniciativas y las obligaciones contraídas por los países en virtud de los tratados de control de drogas de la ONU van en aumento. Un informe pionero elaborado por una coalición de especialistas en materia jurídica y de políticas de drogas presenta estrategias para que los países que están estudiando enfoques normativos para el cannabis lo hagan de forma que las reformas internas estén en sintonía con sus obligaciones jurídicas internacionales.

  4. New Report Offers Strategies for Regulating Cannabis in Ways that Uphold and Modernize International Law

    16 June 2016
    Press release

    As an increasing number of jurisdictions consider whether and how to legalize and regulate access to cannabis, tensions are growing between these initiatives and countries’ obligations under the UN drug control conventions. A groundbreaking new report produced by a coalition of legal and drug policy experts offers strategies for countries exploring regulatory approaches to cannabis to do so in ways that ensure that their domestic reforms align with their international legal obligations.

  5. Leaked documents show five EU Member States attempting to institutionalise ISDS throughout Europe

    Niels Jongerius
    19 May 2016
    Press release

    In an astonishing move which ignores the opinion of millions of citizens who oppose ISDS, the governments of Austria, France, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands (AFFGN) have made a sly attempt to institutionalise ISDS throughout the European Union. According to a leaked non-paper, on the 7th April representatives of these five nations made a proposal to the EU Council’s Trade Policy Committee which would in effect create a plurilateral treaty based on foreign investment protection within the EU. A move which was suspiciously followed by publication of a similar proposal on Business Europe’s website in what appears to have been a coordinated action.

  6. Europese Commissie wil handelsverdrag Canada al in werking laten treden voordat Tweede Kamer erover besluit

    13 May 2016
    Press release

    Eurocommissaris Cecilia Malmström van Handel wil het vrijhandelsverdrag tussen de EU en Canada al in werking laten treden voordat de Tweede Kamer er over besluit, dat heeft zij vrijdag gezegd tijdens een persconferentie in Straatsburg. Greenpeace, Milieudefensie, foodwatch en TNI (Transnational Institute) roepen minister Lilianne Ploumen voor Buitenlandse Handel op daar niet mee akkoord te gaan en in juni geen handtekening te zetten onder het verdrag. 

  7. Peoples Mobilisations against Corporate Impunity & for Peoples Sovereignty convergence at the UN

    10 March 2016
    Press release

    The Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity & for Peoples Sovereignty, an international coalition of more than 200 organisations, social movements and networks convenes to a press conference Thursday 10th March 2016 12.30 pm Place des Nations, Geneva​

  8. Corporate vision of the future of food promoted at the UN

    15 February 2016
    Press release

    More than 100 civil society organizations raise alarm about FAO biotechnology meeting

  9. 115 organizaciones se dirigen a la consulta de la UE sobre energía renovable: Los biocombustibles destructivos y biomasa de madera deben quedar fuera de la Directiva de Energías Renovables

    10 February 2016
    Press release

    La campaña dice: las soluciones falsas al cambio climático dañan la tierra y el sustento de las comunidades en otros países, y no reducen las emisiones.

  10. Destructive biofuels and wood-based biomass out of next Renewable Energy Directive say 115 organisations to EU renewables consultation

    10 February 2016
    Press release

    Campaigners say: False solutions to climate change do not cut emissions but damage land and livelihoods in other countries

  11. Press release: Letterbox arms companies in the Netherlands

    23 December 2015
    Press release

    Many arms companies use the Netherlands for tax evasion constructions, writes Stop Wapenhandel in a research report published today. Seven out of the ten biggest global arms companies have tax constructions in the Netherlands.

  12. Myanmar Opium Farmers' Forum report published today

    14 December 2015
    Press release

    Today the Myanmar Opium Farmers' Forum released the report of its third meeting. The report stresses that farmers grow opium to ensure food security for their families and to provide for basic needs, and to have access to health and education. According to the report, "The large majority of opium farmers are not rich and grow it for their survival. Therefore, they should not be treated as criminals."

  13. Move to renewables jeopardized by EU corporate trade deals

    Association Internationale de Techniciens, Experts et Chercheurs (AITEC), Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), PowerShift, Transnational Institute
    09 December 2015
    Press release
  14. Los acuerdos comerciales de la UE ponen en peligro la transición a las renovables

    Association Internationale de Techniciens, Experts et Chercheurs (AITEC), Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), PowerShift, Transnational Institute
    08 December 2015
    Press release
  15. Nuevos estudios revelan un incremento en el encarcelamiento por delitos de drogas

    03 November 2015
    Press release

    México, D.F. — Hoy, el Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho (CEDD) lanza varios nuevos estudios que muestran que el encarcelamiento masivo por delitos de drogas no violentos  ha aumentado a nivel regional.

  16. New Studies Reveal Increase in Incarceration for Drug Offenses in the Americas

    03 November 2015
    Press release

    Mexico City — Today, the Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho, CEDD) will release a series of new studies showing that mass incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses has increased across the region. 

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