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    United Nations Pulls Out of Plans to Use Anti-Drug Biological Weapons in South America

    01 Diciembre 2000
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    Civil society groups need to analyze possibilities to ban Drug War biological weapons at regional and United Nations agencies that work on related issues of environment, genetic resources, health, arms control, and agriculture.

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    Coca leaf chewing as therapy for cocaine maintenance

    • Jorge Hurtado Gumucio
    30 Septiembre 2000

    The cocaine base, or “pasta”, may be seen as a type of South American crack. Its obligatory method of administration is smoking. A primary condition of the “pasta” smoker is compulsive drug-search behavior and addiction to cocaine base destroys emotional and mental balance. Socio-economic maladjustment is the norm amongst “pasta” addicts. Since 1984 I have recommended the chewing of the coca leaf, between 100 to 200 grams of coca leaf per week for the treatment of cocaine dependence.

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    Reviewing legal aspects of substitution treatment at international level

    • European Monitoring Centre for Drugs, Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
    01 Agosto 2000

    Treatment for drug addiction was seen as a measure to reduce drug abuse as early as 1961 when the UN Single Convention was signed. However, the only recognised concept of drug treatment mentioned by the Convention concerned the detoxification of the individual through ‘drug-free treatment’. Therapeutic measures aimed at treating drug addictions through maintenance and related distributions of alternative substances are not expressly mentioned by the UN Conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988.

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    Drug Crops and Peace Process in Colombia: A Proposal for Peace

    Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Vargas
    01 Junio 2000
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    A radically different approach to the current War on Drugs must be developed and integrated into the Peace Plan for Colombia otherwise the drug circuit and armed conflict will continue to undermine the prospect of realizing the goals of the Peace Process ultimately bringing to an end the war in Colombia.
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    The Dutch example shows that liberal drug laws can be beneficial

    • Craig Reinarman
    01 Febrero 2000

    U.S. drug control officials have denounced Dutch drug policy as if it were the devil himself. One former U.S. Drug Czar said "you can't walk down the street in Amsterdam without tripping over junkies." In the Summer of 1998, however, one such denouncement turned into a small scandal. The first part of this chapter examines this incident as a window on the politics of drug policy. The second part offers a more general analysis of why U.S. drug control officials seem to be so threatened by the Dutch example.

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    Use of Narcotic Drugs in Public Injection Rooms under Public International Law

    07 Enero 2000

    State-controlled public injection rooms are not expressly referred to in any of the rele­vant international conventions. It is thus necessary to determine, by way of a prelimi­nary factual enquiry, the exact characteristics of such institutions that fall within the ambit of one or more of the conventions. The rather superficial provisions concerning drug addicts stand in stark contrast to the stated primary aims of the conventions, which are formulated in the preambles as pre­venting and combatting abuse of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and the public health and social problems which such abuse engenders.

  7. Martin Jelsma

    Perfil
    Director del programa Drogas y Democracia

    Martin Jelsma es politólogo y está especializado en América Latina y en políticas internacionales de drogas. En 2005, obtuvo el premio Alfred R. Lindesmith Award por sus logros en el campo de la investigación y, según el comunicado de prensa, Martin “cada vez se perfila más como uno de los estrategas –por no decir ‘el estratega’– más destacados en cuanto a cómo las instituciones internacionales...

  8. Pien Metaal

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    Coordinadora superior de proyectos

    Pien Metaal es investigadora del TNI. Pien está licenciada en Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales por la Universidad de Amsterdam. Forma parte del equipo de Drogas y Democracia del TNI desde 2002, aunque su participación en el programa comenzó mucho antes. Pien vivió varios años en América Latina, donde pasó la mayor parte del tiempo en la región andina. Durante esos años, se ded...

  9. Ernestien Jensema

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    Coordinadora de proyectos de Drogas y Democracia

    Ernestien Jensema (1971) es una antropóloga social que se dedica a la investigación y la coordinación de proyectos en el marco del programa Drogas y Democracia del TNI desde 2008. Su labor se centra en temas relacionados con el sistema de control de drogas de la ONU y el proyecto sobre Asia del programa de Drogas y Democracia....

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    Katie Sandwell

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    Asistente de programas

    Katie Sandwell llegó al TNI en 2016. Tiene una licenciatura en Filosofía y un máster en Estudios Ambientales de la Universidad de York, Canadá, donde se especializó en los movimientos por la soberanía alimentaria y la alimentación de cercanía. Katie ha vivido en Canadá, Alemania, el Reino Unido y los Países Bajos, donde ha participado en varias organizaciones de base que trabajan sobre...

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    The impact of heroin prescription on heroin markets in Switzerland

    • Martin Killias, Marcelo F. Aebi
    01 Enero 2000

    A program of heroin prescription was introduced in Switzerland in 1994. This initially targeted 1,000 heavily dependent heroin users, most of whom were also involved in drug dealing and other forms of crime. It has recently been extended to cover 3,000 users. Evaluation of its impact on users shows large reductions in use of illicit drugs and in drug-related crime.