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  1. Bouncing Back

    • Ernestien Jensema, Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer, Tom Blickman
    01 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Report

    TNI's indepth examination of the illegal drug market in the Golden Triangle, which has witnessed a doubling of opium production, growing prison populations and repression of small-scale farmers. This report details the failure of ASEAN's 'drug free' strategy and the need for a new approach.

  2. Scheduling in the international drug control system

    • David Bewley-Taylor, Martin Jelsma, Christopher Hallam
    16 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Policy briefing

    Scheduling is mostly prioritised in its repressive pole, though present debates are increasingly highlighting the need to modify the balance of the system in order to affirm the importance of the principle of health.

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    Assessing the UN Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance

    Satoko Kishimoto
    20 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Multi-media

    Satoko Kishimoto at the Municipal Services Project Conference in April 2014 in Cape Town.

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    Latin America's social experiments in public electricity

    20 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Multi-media

    Daniel Chavez at the Municipal Services Project Conference in April 2014 in Cape Town.

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    Booklaunch: Reorienting Development

    20 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Multi-media

    State ownership and management as a development strategy in Latin America are resurging following the failure of privatisation in service delivery.

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    Stop the Thai Coup, Restore and Strengthen Democracy with Participation for All

    04 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Declaration

    After several months of political unrest in Thailand, the military declared martial law on May 20, 2014, and then called leaders in for a supposed attempt at dialogue before seizing power in a coup d’état on May 22. General Prayuth Chan-ocha abolished the 2007 Constitution and dissolved the caretaker Government and Senate. In subsequent days, the military has summoned and detained scholars, activists, journalists and politicians, even carrying out arbitrary arrests and secret detentions, targeting people who think differently and who have campaigned for democratic and legal reforms.

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    CSO Statement on Myanmar investment treaties

    25 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Declaration

    There is great concern among Myanmar CSOs that signing investment treaties at this moment in time will freeze further democratic development.

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    Global Drug Policy Is Still Deadly and Ineffective

    Samuel Oakford
    01 ဇွန်လ 2014
    In the media

    Since their inception, powerful governments and the US in particular have wielded the conventions and the war on drugs as a way to exert power and influence, and punish and control their population.

  9. Heroin returns to Golden Triangle

    02 ဇွန်လ 2014
    In the media

    Poppy cultivation has rapidly expanded in the Myanmar and Laos parts of the Golden Triangle, to feed new demands for heroin, chiefly in China, according to a report released Monday.
    "After a decade of decline, Southeast Asia is now once again a major opium growing region," it claims.

  10. Policy Reform Needed to Stem Burma’s Resurgent Drug Trade

    02 ဇွန်လ 2014
    In the media

    The resurgence of the illicit drugs trade in Burma in recent years is the result of flawed drug control policies by Burma and its neighbors, a new report says. It urges regional governments to reform their repressive policies in order to better address the trade’s underlying causes, such as rural poverty, and the impact of a rise in drug use.

  11. Regional anti-drug policies exacerbating problem: study

    Bill O’Toole
    02 ဇွန်လ 2014
    In the media

    The steep rise is opium cultivation across Southeast Asia and its associated problems over the past five years is being encouraged by draconian anti-drug policies instituted as part ASEAN's strategy to become "drug-free" by 2015, a non-government organisation says in a new report.

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    Myanmar's wildlife trafficking hotspot

    17 ဇွန်လ 2014
    In the media

    Mong La has become a hub for gambling, prostitution and illegal animal products like ivory and tiger skull.

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    SE Asia's war on drugs is ‘fueling production’

    02 ဇွန်လ 2014
    In the media
    Strategy has backfired and worsened problem, says report
  14. Repressive policies only stoking Asean's drug problem

    Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer
    10 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Article

    The strategy of Asean's 10 member countries to become "drug free" by 2015 is failing dramatically. In the last decade, opium cultivation in the region has doubled, drug use -- especially of methamphetamines, a powerful synthetic stimulant -- has increased significantly, and there remain strong links between drugs, conflict, crime and corruption.

  15. UN meeting provides historic opportunity to stop corporate impunity

    Brid Brennan
    13 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Article

    Popular demands for a binding treaty on corporate human right violations will get an unprecedented hearing this month at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

  16. Thessaloniki, Greece: Struggling against water privatisation in times of crisis

    Lavinia Steinfort
    03 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Article

    Already subjected to the consequences of the European and Greek debt crisis and the resulting austerity measures, privatisation will continue to hit Thessaloniki hard. In a referendum the people voted overwhelmingly against water privatisation. While their struggle continues, they look upon the crisis as an opportunity to intensify the search for democratic alternatives.

  17. Economic Power, Democracy and Human Rights

    Gonzalo Berrón
    18 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Article

    The 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened in Geneva on June 10th. A major focus on the UNHRC agenda is the issue of binding regulations for Transnational Corporations (TNCs). This demand has been raised by Ecuador and 84 other governments in a Statement to the UNHRC last September 2013.

  18. Now is the time to call for a Binding Treaty

    Brid Brennan, Gonzalo Berrón
    18 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Article

    Maxime Combes of Attac France interviews Gonzalo Berron and Brid Brennan on the eve of the debate at the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the need for a new legal framework to end corporate impunity.

  19. How the government is smothering dissident NGOs

    Praful Bidwai
    23 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Article

    Muzzling NGOs is unbecoming of a democracy. Self-confident democracies encourage, indeed applaud, the involvement of citizens’ associations, including NGOs, in social and political decision-making and development planning. Instead, our paranoid government bullies and terrorises them

  20. Post Privatisation Challenges of Public Water in Ghana

    Leonard Shang-Quartey
    23 ဇွန်လ 2014
    Article

    Despite large aid support, Ghana's privatised water utility AVRL consistently failed to meet its contractual commitments.  Water is now back in state hands,  but it will need increased investment and a vigilant civil society to deliver the services Ghanaians need.

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