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  1. Opium and the Disconnect Between Farmers and Users

    24 Diciembre 2015
    En los medios

    Asia Sentinel - Myanmar’s farmers say they’re just trying to make a living. Western authorities see it another way.

  2. Ayahuasca: From the Amazon to the Global Village

    Ayahuasca: From the Amazon to the Global Village

    • Constanza Sánchez, Carlos Bouso
    18 Diciembre 2015
    Policy briefing

    Globalisation has facilitated cultural exchange between indigenous traditions and Western practices, which has led to a growing interest in the ritual, religious and therapeutic use of ayahuasca.

  3. The Opium Farmers of Myanmar

    16 Diciembre 2015
    En los medios

    The Fix - The most recent figures, released in 2014 by UNODC, show that poppy cultivation has more than doubled since 2006. A report by the Transnational Institute (TNI) sheds light on the reasons behind this increase.

  4. Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum report published

    15 Diciembre 2015
    En los medios

    Mizzima - 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.

  5. Myanmar Opium Farmers' Forum report published today

    14 Diciembre 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."

  6. Third Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum

    14 Diciembre 2015
    Report

    Current drug control polices in South-east Asia are repressive and criminalise opium farmers, greatly affecting the lives of communities cultivating opium. Most policy responses – including from some armed opposition groups – focus on eradication of poppy fields and the implementation of strict bans on opium cultivation.

  7. Germany marijuana legalization push revives debate over drug policy

    11 Diciembre 2015
    En los medios

    Washington Times  

  8. UNGASS 2016: Background memo on the proposal to establish an expert advisory group

    08 Diciembre 2015
    Policy issue

    Several countries have recently expressed support for the idea to use the mechanism of an expert advisory group again for the UNGASS in 2016

  9. Humiliation and Abuses in Drug “Treatment” Centers in Puerto Rico

    30 Noviembre 2015
    Report

    By: Débora Upegui-Hernández y Rafael Torruella, November 2015

    Intercambios Puerto Rico

  10. The drug war in the Myanmar's mountains

    06 Noviembre 2015
    En los medios

    IRIN - The reasons behind Myanmar’s six decades of ethnic warfare are many and varied, but General “Robert” Ar Nyun can tell you in a word why his group began fighting the government four years ago: drugs.

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

    03 Noviembre 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. 

  12. Reform or Perseverance Forum Predicts Outcomes at UN Next Year

    02 Noviembre 2015
    En los medios

    Women of China - On Friday October 23, the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy "Reform or Perseverance" panel discussion took place in Beijing, for experts to discuss findings from a recent evaluation into the effectiveness and costs of international drugs policy, ahead of next year's UN meeting on the "World Drug Problem" (UNGASS 2016).

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    Addressing Europe’s Drug Problem: Combating Drug Trafficking and Substance Misuse

    28 Octubre 2015 - Evento

    This International Symposium provides a timely opportunity for practitioners and stakeholders across Europe to discuss the latest challenges and consider the next steps needed to win the fight against illicit drug trafficking and substance misuse through holistic, multi-level and cross-border approaches. Public Policy Exchange welcomes the participation of all key partners, responsible authorities and stakeholders. The Symposium will support the exchange of ideas and encourage delegates to engage in thought-provoking topical debate.
     

  14. The truth behind the UNODC's leaked decriminalisation paper

    20 Octubre 2015
    Other news

    The UNODC claims that the briefing is not a final or formal document, and does not amount to a statement of its policy position

  15. The UN Drug Control Conventions

    • Amira Armenta, Martin Jelsma
    08 Octubre 2015
    Primer

    For more than ten years, TNI’s Drugs & Democracy programme has been studying the UN drug control conventions and the institutional architecture of the UN drug control regime. As we approach the 2016 UNGASS, this primer is a tool to better understand the role of these conventions, the scope and limits of their flexibility, the mandates they established for the CND, the INCB and the WHO, and the various options for treaty reform.

  16. Timeline - Fumigation in Colombia

    30 Septiembre 2015
    Infograph

    For 37 years Colombia has been spraying chemicals to combat illicit crops, particularly coca. These massive eradication programmes became part of the US-backed 'War on Drugs'. The fumigations are controversial for their proven inefficacy to reduce supply and demand for the use of herbicides such as glyphosate.

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    Cannabis policy in the Czech Republic

    Tereza Filipková
    28 Septiembre 2015
    Article

    The Czech drug-related legislation is quite extensive and includes laws as well as various by-laws. The most important feature of the Czech legislative system is that criminal law does not consider drug use to be a criminal offence. The new Czech Criminal Code introduced a brand-new sig­nificant feature into the Czech legal system – the differentiation between cannabis and other nar­cotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

  18. Statement of the 3rd Myanmar Opium Farmers' Forum

    25 Septiembre 2015
    Declaration

    On 11 and 12 September 2015 opium farmers and representatives of opium farming communities from Kayah State, Shan State, Kachin State and Chin State, came together in Upper Myanmar to discuss the drug policies affecting their lives. Following from the discussions the farmers issued a statement with recommendations to policy makers nationally and internationally.

  19. Indonesia and the New War on Drugs

    Dania Putri
    24 Septiembre 2015
    Article

    Following the dramatic executions of drug traffickers in April 2015, the Indonesian government decided to step up its anti-narcotics efforts, reinforcing public condemnation of drugs while slashing activists' hopes for progressive reforms.

  20. Latin America Informal Drug Policy Dialogue, San Juan

    21 Septiembre 2015
    Report

    Focusing on the Caribbean region, the thirteenth Informal Drug Policy Dialogue in Latin America, was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 23-25 April 2015.
     

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