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  1. The development of international drug control

    • Martin Jelsma
    15 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2011
    Policy briefing

    The emergence of more pragmatic and less punitive approaches to the drugs issue may represent the beginning of change in the current global drug control regime.

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    La reforma de las políticas de drogas

    • Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman
    25 သြဂုတ်လ 2009

    El artículo analiza el informe de La Comisión Latinoamericana sobre Drogas y Democracia y los principios que deberían guiar la construcción de un nuevo paradigma, desde la proporcionalidad en el castigo hasta la flexibilidad para que cada país pueda aplicar normas que se ajusten a su cultura y su tradición.

  3. Drug Policy Reform in Practice

    • Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman
    25 သြဂုတ်လ 2009

    The academic journal Nueva Sociedad recently released an issue to promote the debate in Latin America on drug policy reform. TNI contributed with the paper "Drug policy reform in practice: Experiences with alternatives in Europe and the US".

  4. Global Illicit Drug Markets 1998-2007

    • Peter Reuter (RAND), Franz Trautmann (Trimbos Institute) (eds.)
    15 မတ်လ 2009

    This report commissioned by the European Commission, found no evidence that the global drug problem has been reduced during the period from 1998 to 2007 – the primary target of the 1998 UNGASS, which aimed to significantly reduce the global illicit drugs problem by 2008 through international cooperation and measures in the field of drug supply and drug demand reduction. Broadly speaking the situation has improved a little in some of the richer countries, while for others it worsened, and for some of those it worsened sharply and substantially', among which are a few large developing or transitional countries. Given the limitations of the data, a fair judgment is that the problem became somewhat more severe.

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    Mercados mundiales de las drogas ilícitas 1998-2007

    • Peter Reuter (RAND), Franz Trautmann (Trimbos Institute) (eds.)
    15 မတ်လ 2009

    Según el Informe sobre los mercados mundiales de drogas ilícitas 1998-2007, encargado por la Comisión Europea, no hay pruebas de que el problema mundial de los estupefacientes se haya reducido en el período comprendido entre 1998 y 2007. Éste era, de hecho, el principal objetivo de la UNGASS de 1998, que buscaba reducir considerablemente el problema mundial de las drogas ilícitas para el año 2008 a través de la cooperación internacional y de medidas en el campo de la reducción de la oferta y la demanda de drogas.

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  6. International Drug Policy: Animated Report 2009

    05 မတ်လ 2009

    Produced by an Oscar-winning studio for the Global Drug Policy Program of the Open Society Institute, International Drug Policy: Animated Report 2009 highlights some of the disastrous effects of drug policy in recent years and proposes solutions for a way forward.

  7. At What Cost?

    • International Harm Reduction Development Program
    19 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2009

    A decade after governments worldwide pledged to achieve a "drug-free world," there is little evidence that the supply or demand of illicit drugs has been reduced. Instead, aggressive drug control policies have led to increased incarceration for minor offenses, human rights violations, and disease. The book, published by the Open Society Institute (OSI), examines the descent of the global war on drugs into a war on people who use drugs. From Puerto Rico to Phnom Penh, Manipur to Moscow, the scars of this war are carried on the bodies and minds of drug users, their families, and the health and service providers who work with them.


  8. Harm Reduction Policy and Practice Worldwide

    07 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2009

    The overview lists the countries and territories around the world that support harm reduction in policy or practice.


  9. Harm Reduction and Human Rights

    29 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2009

    IHRA’s HR2 programme released a report entitled ‘Harm Reduction and Human Rights: The Global Response to Drug-Related HIV Epidemics’. The report provides a concise overview of the global situation in terms of drug-related HIV epidemics worldwide, with a particular focus on the regions of Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub Saharan Africa.


  10. International Support for Harm Reduction

    20 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2009

    A useful overview of UN endorsement of harm reduction measures; the legality of harm reduction services under the Drug Conventions; the obligation in human rights law to ensure access to harm reduction services and the global state of harm reduction, listing 82 countries and territories worldwide that presently support or tolerate harm reduction.


  11. Withdrawal Symptoms in the Golden Triangle

    09 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2009

    Drug control agencies have called the significant decline in opium production in Southeast Asia over the past decade a 'success story'. The latest report of the Transnational Institute (TNI). based on in-depth research in the region, casts serious doubts on this claim noting that Southeast Asia suffers from a variety of 'withdrawal symptoms' that leave little reason for optimism.

  12. Human Rights, Health and Harm Reduction

    11 မေလ 2008

    ‘Human Rights, Health and Harm Reduction: States’ Amnesia and Parallel Universes’ is the transcript of a keynote speech delivered by Professor Paul Hunt (then UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health). The speech focused on human rights and drug policy and contained some of the strongest comments to date from a UN human rights expert both in favour of harm reduction and against drug policies at the international and national levels that violate the rights of people who use drugs.


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    Comisión de Estupefacientes de 2008

    13 ဧပြီလ 2008

    idpc8sEl período de sesiones de la Comisión de Estupefacientes (CND) 2008 quedó designado como el momento en que la comunidad internacional debatiría los avances logrados en la fiscalización internacional de drogas durante los diez años transcurridos desde que la Declaración política del período extraordinario de sesiones de la Asamblea General (UNGASS) sobre drogas instara a la erradicación o reducción significativa de los cultivos, la oferta y la demanda de drogas ilícitas. El Consorcio Internacional sobre Políticas de Drogas (IDPC) ha publicado un informe sobre el período de sesiones.

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    The International Narcotics Control Board

    29 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2008

    This briefing paper brings together material and analysis from a number of recent reports that raise questions about the role and functioning of the INCB. The IDPC analysis is that the Board mixes a rigid and overzealous approach to some aspects of its mandate, while showing a selective reticence in others. These inconsistencies do not arise automatically from the structure or role of the Board, but from the operational and policy decisions of its officers and members.

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  15. Closed to Reason

    • Joanne Csete, Daniel Wolfe
    21 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2008

    A report published in March 2007 by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Open Society Institute Public Health Program, strongly criticises the INCB. It accuses the Board of becoming 'an obstacle to effective programs to prevent and treat HIV and chemical dependence'. “Nearly one in three HIV infections outside Africa is among people who inject drugs. The International Narcotics Control Board could and should be playing a key role in stopping this injection-driven HIV epidemic — but it’s not,” said Joanne Csete, Executive Director of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and co-author of the report.


  16. Unique in International Relations?

    • Damon Barrett
    21 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2008

    In a new report released in February 2008 by the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA), the INCB comes in for some heavy criticism for being overly secretive, closed to external dialogue with civil society, and out of kilter with similar agencies in other UN programmes. IHRA also debunks the INCB’s defence that it is ‘unique in international relations’. 

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    La sesión de la Comisión de Estupefacientes 2007

    30 မတ်လ 2007

    cnd2007Este informe resume el desarrollo y los resultados de la sesión de la Comisión de Estupefacientes (CND) en 2007. Incluye un análisis de un amplio abanico de cuestiones –desde debates técnicos a la reclasificación del dronabinol, pasando por los planes para la revisión mundial de los objetivos de la UNGASS de 1998– y comentarios sobre el desempeño de los organismos de la ONU en este campo y de la propia CND.

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  18. The UN and Harm Reduction - Revisited

    • Martin Jelsma
    01 ဧပြီလ 2005
    The US pressure on the UNODC to withdraw support from needle exchange and other harm reduction approaches backfired at the 48th session of the CND in March 2005. Delegates from around the globe stood up to defend the overwhelming evidence that harm reduction measures are effective against the spread of HIV/AIDS. In this briefing TNI analyses the proceedings and results of the CND meeting in Vienna in March 2005, and outlines several options for follow-up and recommends next steps to take.


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    La cruzada errática de la JIFE

    • Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman
    15 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2003

    El presidente de la Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes (JIFE), Dr. Philip O. Emafo de Nigeria, lanza en el prólogo del informe anual 2002 de dicha agencia un fuerte ataque contra los grupos que abogan por la legalización o la despenalización de los delitos relacionados con drogas, así como contra los grupos "que preconizan una cruzada" centrada únicamente en la reducción del daño.

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