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    The Victims and Land Restitution Law in Colombia in context

    • Paula Martínez Cortés
    13 January 2014
    Report

    Law 1448 has been promoted as a demonstration of ‘good will’ by Santos' government in Colombia. The law’s main objective is to provide recognition to the victims of the Colombian armed conflict. This stands in contrast to the policy of denial enacted by the previous government.

  2. Haciendo la vista gorda: Corrupción y violencia relacionada con las drogas en Rosario

    • Ross Eventon
    13 January 2014
    Policy briefing

    En Rosario (Argentina), la presencia de organizaciones delictivas dedicadas al tráfico de drogas era una prioridad menor para el Gobierno hasta el día de año nuevo de 2012, cuando el asesinato de tres civiles inocentes a manos de una banda generó una gran atención mediática.

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    Eyes Wide Shut: Corruption and Drug-Related Violence in Rosario

    • Ross Eventon
    30 December 2013
    Policy briefing

    In Rosario, Argentina, the presence of criminal organisations involved in drug trafficking was a low priority for the government until New Year’s day 2012, when the killing of three innocent civilians by members of a gang sparked press attention.

  4. Eyes Wide Shut: Corruption and Drug-Related Violence in Rosario

    • Ross Eventon
    20 December 2013
    Policy briefing

    In Rosario, Argentina, the presence of criminal organisations involved in drug trafficking was a low priority for the government until New Year’s day 2012, when the killing of three innocent civilians by members of a gang sparked press attention.

  5. Por una nueva perspectiva frente al comercio

    19 December 2013
    Report

    Para desarrollar sociedades más justas y democráticas, debemos reclamar el control democrático sobre los procesos normativos de la UE en materia de comercio e inversión.

  6. From Aspirations to Solutions

    • Burma Centrum Netherlands
    18 December 2013
    Report

    Hopes remain that, through political negotiation, democratic reforms will be achieved which lead to just and inclusive solutions. But as the countdown to the 2015 general election begins, concerns are growing that essential reforms will not be delivered.

  7. Land Conflicts in Argentina

    • Zoe Brent
    16 December 2013
    Policy briefing

    In Argentina, the accumulation of new lands for expanding mining and large-scale agribusiness requires displacement of current occupants. However, peasant resistance is shaping to achieve far-reaching structural change.

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    Multinational overview of cannabis production regimes

    • Beau Kilmer, Kristy Kruithof, Mafalda Pardal, Jonathan P. Caulkins, Jennifer Rubin
    14 December 2013

    This RAND report provides an overview of the changes to laws and policies pertaining to cannabis in different countries. Several jurisdictions have reduced the penalties for possessing cannabis for personal use (and in some places even for home cultivation), while some jurisdictions have taken more dramatic steps and changed their laws and practices with respect to producing and distributing cannabis.

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    Infográfico: ¿cómo funcionará la regulación del cannabis en Uruguay?

    13 December 2013

    El 10 de diciembre de 2013, el Senado de Uruguay ratificó una ley por la que el país se convierte en el primero del mundo en regular plenamente el cultivo, el comercio y el consumo de cannabis con fines médicos, industriales y recreativos. Este infográfico presenta una panorámica de los principales puntos de la nueva ley.

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    Infográfico: ¿por qué Uruguay regula y no criminaliza el cannabis?

    13 December 2013

    "La luz verde a la regulación controlada por el Estado en Uruguay marca un punto de inflexión en la fallida guerra contra las drogas. La tendencia es irreversible; la época del régimen prohibicionista del cannabis a escala global se está acercando a su fin", señala Martin Jelsma en un comunicado de prensa que acoge con satisfacción la aprobación de la ley, el 10 de diciembre de 2013. Con esta nueva ley, Uruguay se convierte en el primer país del mundo que regula totalmente el cultivo, el comercio y el consumo de cannabis con fines médicos, industriales y recreativos. Este infográfico presenta un resumen de los motivos por los que Uruguay ha decidido regular el cannabis.

  11. La histórica regulación del cannabis en Uruguay en imágenes

    11 December 2013
    Infograph

    Uruguay se ha convertido en el primer Estado del mundo que regulará el uso del cannabis en lugar de criminalizar a los usuarios. Este infográfico explica por qué se ha seguido este camino pionero y cómo funcionará la normativa.

  12. First Southeast Asia Opium Farmers Forum Yangon 2013

    11 December 2013
    Report

    In July the First Southeast Asia Opium Farmers Forum was held, bringing together some 30 representatives of local communities involved in opium cultivation and local community workers from the major opium growing regions in Southeast Asia.
     

  13. Infographic: How will Uruguay's regulation of cannabis work?

    10 December 2013
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    On December 10, 2013, the General Assembly of Uruguay approved a law that made the country the first one in the world to fully regulate the cultivation, trade and consumption of cannabis for medical, industrial as well as recreational purposes. This infographic gives a short overview of the main aspects of the new law.

  14. Infographic: Why is Uruguay regulating; not criminalising cannabis?

    10 December 2013
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    Uruguay's approval of regulation under state control marks a tipping point in the failed war against drugs as it makes Uruguay the first country in the world to fully regulate the cultivation, trade and consumption of cannabis for medical, industrial as well as recreational purposes. This infographic gives a quick summary of the reasons why Uruguay is regulating cannabis.

  15. Perchè l'Uruguay ha legalizzato la Cannabis?

    10 December 2013
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    L'Uruguay è diventato il primo stato a regolamentare l'uso di cannabis, invece di criminalizzare i consumatori. Questa infografica spiega perché hanno fatto questo passo e come funzioneranno i regolamenti.

  16. Uruguay’s historic cannabis regulation explained

    10 December 2013
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    Uruguay has become the first state to regulate cannabis use instead of criminalising users. This infographic explains why they took this pioneering step and how the regulations will work.

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    Tailored for Sharks

    • Mary Louise Malig
    02 December 2013
    Report

    How rules are tailored and public interest surrendered to suit corporate interests in the WTO, FTAs and BITs trade and investment regime 

  18. How to Regulate Cannabis

    30 November 2013

    This is a guide to regulating legal markets for the non-medical use of cannabis. It is for policy makers, drug policy reform advocates and affected communities all over the world, who are witnessing the question change from, 'Should we maintain cannabis prohibition?' to 'How will legal regulation work in practice?

  19. Trade: time for a new vision

    26 November 2013
    Report

    For fairer and more democratic societies, people need to claim control over the EU’s trade and investment policy processes. We need to change EU’s trade and investment policies and the way in which decisions are made.

  20. Susan George: How to win the Class War

    • Susan George
    25 November 2013
    Book

    The Transnational Institute is proud to present Susan George's compelling satirical 'guide for corporate leaders': How to win the Class War – The Lugano Report II

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