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    Los límites de la flexibilidad

    • David Bewley-Taylor, Martin Jelsma
    13 March 2012
    Policy briefing

    Un creciente número de países está considerando desarrollar políticas nacionales adecuadas que se alejen del enfoque prohibicionista frente al control de drogas, pero estos países deben prestar mucha atención al marco de fis­ca­iización de estupefacientes de la ONU, del cual son parte casi todas las naciones.

  2. Commanding general confidence?

    11 March 2012
    Policy briefing

    This note provides an overview of human rights and international law concerns raised by the 2011 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board. These include questionable legal reasoning by the Board; the absence of broader human rights norms; problematic statements on specific issues; unqualified comments and support for policies despite human rights risks; and stigmatising language unbecoming a UN entity. These are patterns that are evident in previous Annual Reports.

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    Hacia una revisión de las convenciones de drogas de la ONU

    • Dave Bewley-Taylor
    09 March 2012

    Los últimos años han sido testigo de una creciente reticencia entre cada vez más Estados partes a adherirse sin reservas a una lectura estrictamente prohibicionista de las convenciones de fiscalización de estupefacientes de la ONU: la Convención Única de 1961 sobre Estupefacientes (enmendada por el Protocolo de 1972), el Convenio sobre Sustancias Sicotrópicas de 1971 y la Convención contra el Tráfico Ilícito de Estupefacientes y Sustancias Sicotrópicas de 1988.

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    Los límites de la flexibilidad

    • Dave Bewley-Taylor, Martin Jelsma
    08 March 2012

    Frente a una compleja gama de problemas rela­cionados con las drogas, un creciente número de países está considerando desarrollar políticas nacionales adecuadas que se alejen del enfoque prohibicionista que ha dominado durante mu­cho tiempo el área, y que está perdiendo cada vez más legitimidad. Al hacerlo, estos países deben prestar mucha atención al marco de fis­ca­ización de estupefacientes de la ONU, del cual son parte casi todas las naciones.

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  5. Towards revision of the UN drug control conventions

    • Dave Bewley-Taylor
    08 March 2012
    Policy briefing

    Recent years have seen a growing unwillingness among increasing numbers of States parties to fully adhere to a strictly prohibitionist reading of the UN drug control conventions; the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (as amended by the 1972 Protocol), the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances; and the 1988 Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.

     

  6. Counter-terrorism, ‘policy laundering’ and the FATF

    • Ben Hayes
    01 March 2012
    Report

    A lack of democratic control, oversight and accountability of the FATF has allowed for regulations that circumvent concerns about human rights, proportionality and effectiveness.

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    Draining Development?

    • Peter Reuter (ed.)
    29 February 2012

    draining-developmentThe book provides the first collection of analytic contributions, as opposed to advocacy essays and black box estimates, on illicit financial flows (IFFs). Some of the chapter presents new empirical findings; others, new conceptual insights. All of them enrich the understanding of the dynamics of the illicit flows phenomenon. The book does not offer a new estimate of the global total of these flows because the phenomenon is too poorly understood.

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  8. Financing Dispossession

    • Kevin Woods, Tom Kramer
    21 February 2012
    Report

    China’s opium crop substitution programme has very little to do with providing mechanisms to decrease reliance on poppy cultivation or provide alternative livelihoods for ex-poppy growers. Financing dispossession is not development.
     

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    Ending Burma’s Conflict Cycle?

    21 February 2012
    Policy briefing

    Peace does not just involve the government and ethnic armed opposition groups, but involves all of Burma's citizens.

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    Financing Dispossession - China’s Opium Substitution Programme in Northern Burma

    • Tom Kramer, Kevin Woods
    20 February 2012

    TNI-financingdispossesionChina’s opium crop substitution programme has very little to do with providing mechanisms to decrease reliance on poppy cultivation or provide alternative livelihoods for ex-poppy growers. Financing dispossession is not development.

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    15 years of the Asia-Europe People’s Forum

    20 February 2012
    Report

    Review of 15 years of Asia European Peoples' Forum reveals its crucial role as the only permanent network and forum linking Asian and European movements and organisations, but also calls for reform to strengthen its work in the future.

       
  12. Rumiando la prohibición del khat

    • Martin Jelsma, Pien Metaal, Axel Klein
    16 February 2012
    Policy briefing

    El khat se ha consumido durante miles de años en las tierras altas del África oriental y el sur de Arabia. Las estrictas prohibiciones del khat impuestas en Europa para la supuesta protección de las comunidades inmigrantes han tenido graves consecuencias negativas.

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    Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2012 Lima

    12 February 2012
    Report

    The eighth Informal Dialogue on Drug Policies in Latin America was held in Lima, focusing on the following topics: Drug policy in Peru and its challenges; alternative development theory and practice; harm reduction policies for the drug market; the future of reforms: decriminalization of possession and cultivation for personal consumption; the legal market for coca leaves; and, options and debate in international bodies.

  14. ¿Un nuevo periodo histórico?

    • Edgardo Lander
    31 January 2012
    Paper

    Ante la combinación de crisis que amenazan a la democracia y a la vida misma, hoy vivimos extraordinarias movilizaciones en todo el mundo, expresión de la resistencia popular y la lucha por otro mundo posible.

  15. Estado del poder 2012

    26 January 2012
    Report

    ¿Quiénes son el 1% de la población mundial? ¿Qué compañías manejan? ¿Cómo eluden sus responsabilidades? Estos ilustrativos infográficos del TNI ponen de manifiesto los costes sociales y medioambientales del poder corporativo mundial.

  16. Expert Seminar on the Future of the UN Drug Conventions

    26 January 2012
    Report

    As the debate on drug policy and law reform gathers momentum on the international stage, the failings of the three UN drug control conventions (1961 , 1971  and 1988 ) have come into stark relief. Criticisms of the global drug control regime established by the drug treaties have now entered the mainstream public discourse and political debate.

  17. Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2012 Prague

    25 January 2012
    Report

    The ninth meeting of the TNI/ Diogenis Informal Drug Policy Dialogue series took place in Prague. The aim of the dialogues is to provide a platform for professionals to discuss drug policy issues. Four themes were discussed: the European Union (EU) drug policy agenda, cannabis policy reform, the future of the UN drug control conventions and the upcoming 55th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. This report highlights the main issues covered during each of the sessions.

  18. State of Power 2012

    24 January 2012
    Report

    Who are the global 1%? What companies do they run? How do they escape accountability? Check out TNI's powerful infographic displays that expose the social and environmental costs of global corporate power.

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    La política europea en materia de drogas en la encrucijada

    20 January 2012

    idpc-europeEn respuesta al proceso de consulta pública de la Comisión Europea sobre la política de drogas del continente, el IDPC publicó una nota para la incidencia política en que exhortaba a la Comisión a entablar un debate profundo sobre los objetivos, la orientación y la eficacia de su política de drogas para el futuro.

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    European Drug Policy at Crossroads

    19 January 2012

    idpc-europeIn recent years of global debate on policies and strategies on controlled drugs, the European institutions (European Commission and Council, and the EMCDDA) and member states have broadly been a progressive and civilizing factor in pushing for balanced, evidence based and humane drug policies and programmes. However, just when the wider global debate is shifting in accordance with these principles, and there are real political opportunities to create more balanced, humane and effective drug policies, there are worrying signs that the European institutions are taking a wrong turn – the vision and leadership on this issue is notably absent, and some of the more recent positions taken seem to indicate a return to the simplistic messages and priorities of the failed policies of the past.

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