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  1. Absolution in a judicial case of coca leaf in Spain

    23 Marzo 2017
    Press release

    The legal victory in a small Spanish city is a great step for the legitimacy of the use of coca leaf, an ancestral practice that today has been recognized by a Spanish court

  2. Call to United Nations to take immediate action on the extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

    05 Agosto 2016
    Press release

    Civil society groups from across the globe, including prominent human rights NGOs, have called on UN drug control authorities to urge an immediate stop to the extrajudicial killings of suspected drug offenders in the Philippines. Since 10th May 2016, more than 700 people have been killed by police and vigilantes in the Philippines for being suspected of using or dealing drugs, as a direct result of recently-elected President Duterte’s campaign to eradicate crime within six months.

  3. New Report Offers Strategies for Regulating Cannabis in Ways that Uphold and Modernize International Law

    16 Junio 2016
    Press release

    As an increasing number of jurisdictions consider whether and how to legalize and regulate access to cannabis, tensions are growing between these initiatives and countries’ obligations under the UN drug control conventions. A groundbreaking new report produced by a coalition of legal and drug policy experts offers strategies for countries exploring regulatory approaches to cannabis to do so in ways that ensure that their domestic reforms align with their international legal obligations.

  4. 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."

  5. 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. 

  6. International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy

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    Establecido en 2009, el Centro Internacional de Derechos Humanos y Políticas de Drogas se dedica al desarrollo y promoción de investigación y enseñanza legal innovadora y de alta calidad en materia de políticas públicas sobre el control de drogas y su implementación, en acorde con los principios de derechos humanos internacionales....

  7. Global Drug Policy Observatory (GDPO)

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    The Global Drug Policy Observatory aims to promote evidence and human rights based drug policy through the comprehensive and rigorous reporting, monitoring and analysis of policy developments at national and international levels. Acting as a platform from which to reach out to and engage with broad and diverse audiences, the initiative aims to help improve the sophistication and horizons of the...

  8. NADPI

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    Nuevos Enfoques en materia de Intervenciones y Políticas de Drogas

    El proyecto NADPI tiene por objetivo reforzar la base científica de la formulación de políticas de drogas en Europa mejorando la base de conocimientos y el intercambio de mejores prácticas sobre una serie de dilemas normativos clave relacionados con la reducción de la demanda, la prevención y las estrategias de reducción de daños. El proyecto Nuevos Enfoques en materia de Intervenciones y...

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    Master Criminology

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    The MA in Criminology is a one-year master’s programme that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to work with local and global crime issues, crime policies, and crime control strategies. The programme offers a multidisciplinary, critical, and comparative perspective on criminology.

  10. Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Giz) GmbH

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    GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.

  11. At its XLVI Special Session in Guatemala, the OAS General Assembly adopts resolution on the drugs problem in the Americas

    23 Septiembre 2014
    Press release

    The Organization of American States (OAS) adopted by acclamation a resolution that underscores "the importance of hemispheric and international cooperation to jointly tackling the world drug problem, by promoting and strengthening comprehensive policies and, where appropriate, the modernization and professionalization of government institutions."

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    Highs and lows in cannabis policy reform

    13 Julio 2014
    Press release

    Cannabis is the most widely produced and consumed illicit substance globally. A significant number of states have long engaged in soft defection from the UN drug control regime in relation to tolerant policies on the personal possession, cultivation and use of cannabis. Recently, there has been growing debate within political circles on the benefits of regulated cannabis markets. This has been driven by a number of factors, including the continuing illegality of supply, the associated and often violent involvement of criminal elements and the use of finite criminal justice resources. In this section you will find an overview of our most recent blogs on the issue.

    Latest: Mexico legislators consider regulating marijuana to protect human right, Zara Snapp, July 14, 2014

     

  13. David Bewley-Taylor

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    Investigador adjunto

    David Bewley Taylor is the founding Director of the Global Drug Policy Observatory at Swansea University, UK.  He has been researching various aspects of drug policy for over twenty years with his main areas of interest being US drug policy, the UN and international drug policy and more recently counter narcotics strategies in Afghanistan....

  14. Opium cultivation bounces back: TNI report shows dramatic failure of ASEAN’s ‘Drug Free’ strategy

    01 Junio 2014
    Press release

    Bouncing Back - Relapse in the Golden Triangle, a new in-depth report by the Transnational Institute (TNI) launched in Yangon, Burma/Myanmar, on Monday June 2, highlights the profound changes in the illicit drugs market in the Golden Triangle – Burma, Thailand and Laos – and neighbouring India and China over the past five years.

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    New report: UN stuck in denial over cannabis regulation

    10 Marzo 2014
    Press release

    The current trend towards legal regulation of the cannabis market has become irreversible and requires an urgent dialogue by UN member states on the best models for protecting people’s health and safety, argues a new report. The question facing the international community today is no longer whether there is a need to revise the UN drug control system, but rather when and how to do it. 

  16. Time for UN to open up dialogue on drug policy reform and end counter-productive blame-game

    03 Marzo 2014
    Press release

    As the UN International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) launches its annual report on Tuesday, 4 March, amidst an unprecedented crisis in the international drug control regime, leading drug policy reform experts have called on the INCB and related UN institutions to urgently open up a constructive dialogue on international drug policy reform.

  17. Time for UN to open up dialogue on drug policy reform

    03 Marzo 2014
    Press release

    As the UN International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) launches its annual report on Tuesday, 4 March, amidst an unprecedented crisis in the international drug control regime, leading drug policy reform experts have called on the INCB and related UN institutions to urgently open up a constructive dialogue on international drug policy reform.

  18. Uruguay’s pioneering cannabis regulation marks the tipping point in the failed war on drugs

    10 Diciembre 2013
    Press release

    Uruguay’s senate voted today (10 December) to approve the world’s first national legal framework regulating the cultivation, trade and consumption of cannabis for medical, industrial as well as recreational purposes. The historical vote is expected to inspire and spread cannabis reform initiatives around the world and to have a major impact on upcoming UN-level drug policy evaluations.

     

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    Uruguay establishes the basis for a new paradigm in drug policy

    10 Diciembre 2013
    Press release

    The signatory organisations below wish to congratulate the Uruguayan Deputies and Senators that have voted in favour of the law regulating marijuana, and the organisations that have been pushing for drug policy reform for years.Cannabis regulation is a positive step to try and tackle drug-related violence in our countries.

    Download the open letter (PDF)

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