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  1. Counter-terrorism, ‘policy laundering’ and the FATF

    • Ben Hayes
    01 မတ်လ 2012
    Report

    A lack of democratic control, oversight and accountability of the FATF has allowed for regulations that circumvent concerns about human rights, proportionality and effectiveness.

  2. Springs of Hope: Defending, Reclaiming and Redefining Public Water

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South
    01 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    For the last decade, the water justice movements from around the world have been struggling against the privatization and commercialization of water. But the big challenge for the movements is always to be one step ahead of the privateers. 

  3. Could Irish Referendum on EU Fiscal Treaty challenge 'permanent austerity'?

    01 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    In brief video interviews, European activist scholars expose how the EU Fiscal Treaty is undermining democracy, and share their hope that the Irish referendum will open up debate on citizens' alternatives to the EU programme of 'permanent austerity'.

  4. De Nederwietoorlog

    01 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    De exportcijfers van nederwiet die de Taskforce Aanpak Georganiseerde Hennepteelt veelvuldig in de media bracht, zijn sterk overdreven. Dit blijkt uit een vertrouwelijk rapport van het Korps Landelijke Politie Diensten dat openbaar wordt gemaakt door KRO Reporter International. Het rapport maakt duidelijk dat de export van nederwiet een “bescheiden omvang” heeft. “Het grootste deel van de productie is bedoeld voor de binnenlandse markt”, aldus het KLPD. Donderdag debatteert de Tweede Kamer over het drugsbeleid.

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    How international rules on countering terrorist-financing are undermining freedom of association

    02 မတ်လ 2012
    Press release

    How international rules on countering terrorist-financing are undermining freedom of association: an analysis of the impact of FATF ‘Special Recommendation VIII’ on non-profit organisations.

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    Irish referendum crucial to challenge EU austerity treaty

    02 မတ်လ 2012
    Press release

    European researchers and activists in Brussels announce support for "No" vote in Irish referendum as critical to challenging EU programme of permanent austerity.

  7. UN Report Enforces Orthodox Drug Strategy

    Geoffrey Ramsey
    05 မတ်လ 2012
    In the media

    In a joint press release with the Washington Office on Latin America, the Transnational Institute’s Martin Jelsma said that the INCB’s response to Bolivia is a “clear sign that the UN drug control regime is under strain,” and that the INCB “is in distress and no longer capable of responding to challenges in a rational manner.”

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    Land, Seas and Territories to feed our Dignity and the Peoples of the World

    05 မတ်လ 2012
    Press release

    On 5 and 9 March press conferences will be held during the last round of the international negotiations on land at FAO: The mobilization of social organizations and Italian NGOs.

     
  9. “The Japanese population won’t accept it any longer”

    Satoko Kishimoto
    05 မတ်လ 2012

    On March 11, it’s exactly one year ago that North-Eastern Japan was hit by a major earthquake and a tsunami with giant 15 meter waves. One of the devastating consequences was a meltdown in the Fukushima nuclear power plant – the biggest nuclear disaster in 25 years. How is the situation today?

  10. INCB Attacks Bolivia on Coca Stance

    Phillip Smith
    05 မတ်လ 2012
    In the media

    In its 2011 Annual Report, the International Narcotics Control Board, which monitors the implementation of international drug control treaties, has attacked Bolivia over that country's effort to defend the traditional uses of the coca plant.

  11. The Vampire Treaty and the Irish Referendum

    Andy Storey
    06 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    The Irish referendum on the new fiscal treaty is not about Ireland’s membership in the eurozone.  Rather, it is a vote for or against permanent austerity in Ireland.

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    Spanish Village Leases Out City Land for Pot Farm

    Lucy Steigerwald
    06 မတ်လ 2012
    In the media

    Rasquera, a village of 900 near Barcelona, Spain, feeling the crunch of Euro-austerity measures and heavy debt, voted 4-3 on Wednesday to let a nearby cannabis association use a stretch of city land to grow marijuana for its 5000 members.

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    Bookreview: The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis: Mortgaging Our Future

    Mayanglambam Ojit Kumar Singh
    06 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    Praful Bidwai's book The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis: Mortgaging Our Future presents an insightful and stern view on climate change and a corresponding advocacy to prevent this change.

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    Renewables option

    Praful Bidwai
    06 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    Instead of imposing nuclear power upon unwilling people, India should join the renewables revolution for handsome gains. 

  15. Towards revision of the UN drug control conventions

    • David Bewley-Taylor
    08 မတ်လ 2012
    Policy briefing

    Recent years have seen a growing unwillingness among increasing numbers of States parties to fully adhere to a strictly prohibitionist reading of the UN drug control conventions; the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (as amended by the 1972 Protocol), the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances; and the 1988 Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.

     

  16. Call for papers: Landgrabbing II

    08 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    LDPI is organizing a second workshop on ‘Global Land Grabbing’ in October 2012 in New York. Among the keynote speakers is new Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization José Graziano da Silva. You are invited to send in papers that offer rigorous and innovative analysis.

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    Rise of Neoliberal and Undemocratic Europe

    Susan George
    08 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    We are punishing the innocent, the people who are supposed to pay through austerity, and we are rewarding the guilty because the banks are continuing to receive huge privileges and subsidies from our governments.

  18. The Fiscal Compact Bypasses Democracy and the Rule of Law

    Lukas Oberndorfer
    08 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    The adoption of the “fiscal compact” through a treaty under international law bypasses the already feeble democratic and constitutional requirements of European law.

  19. Commanding general confidence?

    11 မတ်လ 2012
    Policy briefing

    This note provides an overview of human rights and international law concerns raised by the 2011 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board. These include questionable legal reasoning by the Board; the absence of broader human rights norms; problematic statements on specific issues; unqualified comments and support for policies despite human rights risks; and stigmatising language unbecoming a UN entity. These are patterns that are evident in previous Annual Reports.

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