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  1. cnd2013report

    The 2013 Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    31 May 2013

    Reflections upon this year’s CND are mixed. On the one hand, some states went further than ever before in openly challenging the current regime on the grounds that, after a century, it needs modernising. That the government of Uruguay is currently considering a domestic policy on cannabis that would put it in breach of the Single Convention shows that, in one instance at least, we have moved beyond rhetoric and posturing.

  2. Models for the legal supply of cannabis

    27 May 2013

    Three United Nations Conventions provide the international legal framework on drug control, instructing countries to limit drug supply and use to medical and scientific purposes. Yet, debate continues on the decriminalisation, or even legalisation, of drugs, particularly cannabis. Models under development for the legal supply of cannabis are described in this analysis, as well as some of the questions they raise.

    Part of the ‘Perspectives on drugs’ (PODs) series, launched alongside the annual European Drug Report, these designed-for-the-web interactive analyses aim to provide deeper insights into a selection of important issues.

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  3. Tratados de inversión: Estados en la cuerda floja

    22 May 2013

    Muchos países latinoamericanos que han firmado tratados de inversión enfrentan un creciente impacto social, ambiental y económico debido, entre otros, al creciente número de demandas millonarias que las empresas inversoras entablan contra los Estados en tribunales de arbitraje.

  4. The right to say no

    • Cecilia Olivet, Timothé Feodoroff, Pia Eberhardt, Emma Lui, Stuart Trew
    13 May 2013
    Policy briefing

    As European Union (EU) member states consider the implications of environmentally risky shale gas development (fracking), negotiations are underway for a controversial EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which would grant investors the right to challenge governments’ decision to ban and regulate fracking.

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    How international rules on countering the financing of terrorism impact civil society

    • Ben Hayes
    08 May 2013
    Policy briefing

    Making banks and non-profits liable for the acts and social networks of their customers and beneficiaries while holding charities and CSOs responsible for the ‘extremist’ views and actions of their associates stifles freedom of association and expression and promotes self-censorship.

  6. Access Denied: Land Rights and Ethnic Conflict in Burma

    • Burma Centrum Netherlands
    08 May 2013
    Policy briefing

    The new land and investment laws benefit large corporate investors and not small- holder farmers, especially in ethnic minority regions, and do not take into account land rights of ethnic communities.

  7. Privatizando Europa

    • Joseph Zacune
    08 May 2013

    Este documento de trabajo e infográfico presentan una panorámica de la ‘liquidación’ de servicios y bienes públicos en toda Europa, un proceso que está generando grandes ganancias para un puñado de transnacionales pero que suele toparse con la resistencia de la ciudadanía.

  8. ျငင္းပယ္ခံရလ်က္ရွိသည့္ ရယူသံုးစြဲပိုင္ခြင့္ - ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ ေျမယာအခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ တိုင္းရင္းသားပဋိပကၡ

    08 May 2013
    Policy briefing

    ေျမယာႏွင့္ ရင္းႏွီးျမွဳပ္ႏွံမႈဥပေဒသစ္မ်ားသည္ အႀကီးစားရင္းႏွီးျမွဳပ္ႏွံသူ စီးပြားေရး လုပ္ငန္းရွင္မ်ားကိုသာ အက်ိဳးျပဳလ်က္ရွိၿပီး အထူးသျဖင့္ လူနည္းစု တိုင္းရင္းသား ေဒသမ်ားရွိ အေသးစားတစ္ႏိုင္တစ္ပိုင္ေတာင္သူမ်ားကို အက်ိဳးျဖစ္ထြန္းေစျခင္း မရွိသည့္အျပင္ တိုင္းရင္းသားရပ္ရြာလူထုမ်ား၏ ေျမယာအခြင့္အေရးကိုလည္း ထည့္သြင္းစဥ္းစားထားျခင္းမရွိေပ။

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    Polis y Demos

    07 May 2013

    En el capítulo 1 del libro "Democracia Participativa y Presupuestos Participativos: acercamiento y profundización sobre el debate actual", Daniel Chavez se centra en determinar los principales conceptos que enmarcan el desarrollo de prácticas en este campo, así como fundamentar qué es lo que podemos considerar como democracia participativa.

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    A Landmark Victory for Justice: Biowatch’s Battle with the South African State and Monsanto

    • David Fig, Rachel Wynberg
    07 May 2013

    Published by  Biowatch South Africa, this is a book about access to information, the right to know, and action in the public’s interest – a must-read for anyone campaigning for environmental or social justice.

  11. idpc-latin-america

    The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas

    • Coletta Youngers
    30 April 2013

    Latin America has emerged at the vanguard of efforts to promote debate on drug policy reform. For decades, Latin American governments largely followed the drug control policies and programs of Washington’s so-called war on drugs. Yet two parallel trends have resulted in a dramatic change in course: the emergence of left-wing governments that have challenged Washington’s historic patterns of unilateralism and interventionism and growing frustration with the failure of the prohibitionist drug control model put forward by the US government.

  12. Una ‘verdadera revolución’

    • Moritz Tenthoff, Ross Eventon
    30 April 2013
    Policy briefing

    Este informe analiza la nueva Ley de Restitución de Tierras, descrita por Santos como una parte esencial de la ‘verdadera revolución’ colombiana, en el marco histórico de la política agraria en Colombia.

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    Un siglo de políticas de drogas en Uruguay

    • Guillermo Garat
    29 April 2013

    „siglo-uruguayEste brief enumera las políticas de drogas que se implementaron en Uruguay durante más de un siglo. Repasa las reglamentaciones y su impacto en la arena política y social, así como los cambios en la regulación, su comercio, prohibición y consumo hasta el presente.

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  14. Political Reform in Burma/Myanmar and Consequences for Ethnic Conflict

    • Burma Centrum Netherlands
    26 April 2013
    Policy briefing

    While there have been undeniably positive trends in Burma over the past year, these have not yet been translated into ethnic peace and justice. 

  15. Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe

    • European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC), Hands-Off The Land (HOTL) Alliance
    17 April 2013

    Land grabbing is widely assumed to be happening only in the global South, but an in-depth analysis by a team of researchers shows that land grabbing is also expanding into Europe.

  16. Protecting carbon to destroy forests

    • FDCL, Carbon Trade Watch, Amigos de la Tierra Internacional (FOEI)
    16 April 2013

    This paper provides historical background and reports of experiences on the ground to show how land and nature enclosures are central to REDD+, and why it therefore cannot be fixed.

  17. Sons and Daughters of the Earth

    • Food First, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas
    16 April 2013
    Policy briefing

    In the face of violent dispossession and incorporation into an exploitative labor regime, indigenous peasant families in northern Guatemala are struggling to access land and defend their resources as the basis of their collective identity.

  18. Guns, debt and corruption

    • Frank Slijper
    14 April 2013

    High levels of military spending played a key role in the unfolding economic crisis in Europe and continues to undermine efforts to resolve it.

  19. Myth Busting: EU's Emissions Trading System

    11 April 2013

    Since the adoption of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), emissions have risen and the price of consumer energy went up along with the profits of many industrial actors.

  20. De wankelende ‘Weense consensus’ over drugsbeleid

    • Martin Jelsma
    10 April 2013
    Policy briefing

    Nederland is met zijn drugsbeleid in de achterhoede terecht gekomen. Zo zijn Uruguay en de Amerikaanse staten Washington en Colorado, met hun besluit de cannabismarkt van teelt tot gebruik te legaliseren, Nederland voorbijgestreefd.