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  1. Drugs & Democracy Works on

    04 Julio 2012

    Drugs & Democracy works on a range of subjects and issues.

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    Drugs & Democracy Links

    13 Febrero 2008
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    Drugs & Democracy Team

    Drugs and Democracy
    01 Diciembre 2005

    Introducing the Drugs and Democracy team.

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    Are our drug policies really working?

    Michel Kazatchkine, Jon Ungphakorn
    18 Septiembre 2012
    En los medios

    As the Thai police announce their war on drugs a success, the Ministry of Justice, alongside the TNI and the IDPC hold their high level meeting to review the country's response to drug use. With the alarming rise of HIV-positive drug injectors, again comes the question, how to measure ‘‘success’’ when it comes to drug policies?

  5. Drugs and Democracy in Bolivia

    01 Enero 2010

    Overview of drug laws and legislative trends in Bolivia.

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    Summary of Drugs & Democracy activities, 2012

    31 Agosto 2013

    TNI’s Drugs and Democracy programme has been working since 1995 to push for evidence-based reform of drug policy. working simultaneously at national levels and in relation to the global legal framework, TNI starts by looking at the human rights of all actors in the illegal drugs market, and advocates an approach based on harm reduction.

  7. Drugs and Democracy: Toward a Paradigm Shift

    01 Febrero 2009

    The statement presents the main findings of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy. Prohibitionist policies based on the eradication of production and on the disruption of drug flows as well as on the criminalization of consumption have not yielded the desired results, concludes . We are further than ever from the announced goal of eradicating drugs. Breaking the taboo, acknowledging the failure of current policies and their consequences is the inescapable prerequisite for the discussion of a new paradigm leading to safer, more efficient and humane drug policies.


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    Summary of Drugs & Democracy Activities October-December 2013

    07 Enero 2014

    In December 2013 we had undoubtedly the biggest news of the last few decades concerning drug policy: Uruguay became the first country in the world to adopt a law regulating the production, sale and consumption of cannabis throughout the national territory. Amidst heated debate, the project was approved on July 31, 2013 by the Chamber of Deputies, and on December 10, 2013 by the Senate. A few days later President José Mujica formally enacted the law that will regulate the cannabis market.

  9. Summary of Drugs & Democracy Activities, July - September 2014

    07 Octubre 2014

    In this issue we proudly want to highlight the fabulous reception our Spanish version of report on cannabis, Auge y caída de la prohibición del cannabis received in Spain. The presentation of the report in Barcelona on July 23 -  a joint effort of TNI, Cáñamo Magazine and the Hash Marihuana Cáñamo & Hemp Museum - received major press coverage by Spanish mainstream and independent media outlets.

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    Democracy in Latin America:

    Saul Landau
    01 Mayo 2006
  11. Prohibition is not working: the Case for sanity in the War on Drugs

    Tim Wigmore
    30 Octubre 2014
    En los medios

    Over $100bn a year is spent worldwide fighting the war on drugs. For what end?

  12. Democracy, Human Rights, and Militarism in The War on Drugs in Latin America

    01 Abril 1997

    The following essays present insights into the various levels of military involvement in the war on drugs and the implications of this involvement in terms of democracy and human rights in the Western hemisphere.

  13. The Double Role of Drug Trafficking in State Terrorism and Militarized Democracy

    Samuel Blixen
    01 Abril 1997

    The Mexican army, that historically has maintained a stringent "nationalistic" stance towards the United States, now supports a form of militarization that, disguising itself as a "war on drugs", imposes a "democracy of national security".

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    Working towards a legal coca market: The case of coca leaf chewing in Argentina

    • Pien Metaal, Ricardo Abduca
    30 Julio 2013

    Modern use of the coca leaf in Argentina provides a series of examples that could contribute to dispelling many of the myths that have polarized debate about the subject over the last few years. Argentine coca consumption does not fit commonly held preconceptions on the subject. Furthermore, the social acceptance and legitimacy of the habit has created an absurd situation in which the sale and possession of coca leaf for consumption is legal, but the supply and wholesale purchase of it are prohibited, and therefore part of an illegal circuit.

  15. Drugged out

    Andrea Marshall / Phiyer
    20 Mayo 2011
    En los medios

    Even after proven to be uneffective, drug policies in South East Asia are still focussed on window dressing and not actually solving problems. 

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    World Drug Day

    Drugs and Democracy
    26 Junio 2009
    Press release

    World Drug Day 2009

  19. The New Drug Warriors

    02 Mayo 2015
    En los medios

    The Economist - As one side of the world softens its line against illegal drugs, another is getting tougher—and more vocal

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    Web resources on drugs

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 Noviembre 2005

    Here you will find a collection of links and relevant documents on international drug control, mostly on supply side issues. The page is divided in several themes: