Items tagged with human rights

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‘War on drugs’ blamed for deaths of at least 122 children in Philippines [30.06.2020] At least 122 children, including a one-year-old, have been killed during President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” in the Philippines, according to ...
Philippines police may have killed tens of thousands with 'near impunity' in drug war – UN [04.06.2020] Tens of thousands of people may have been killed in the war on drugs since mid-2016 in the Philippines, amid “near impunity” for police and incitemen ...
‘License to Kill’: Inside Rio’s record year of police killings [18.05.2020] Officially, the police in Brazil are allowed to use lethal force only to confront an imminent threat. But an analysis of four dozen police killings i ...
The war on drugs is a war on human rights [15.05.2020] One of the most appalling aspects of the war on drugs is that it can legitimise not just human rights abuses, but a complete rejection of human right ...
Cambodian official says human rights 'need to be put aside' in drug war [13.05.2020] A Cambodian official defended an anti-drug campaign that has been decried as rife with abuses, saying human rights “need to be put aside” to fight dr ...
The ‘deja vú’ of aerial crop spraying in Colombia [29.02.2020] At the end of 2019 the government of Iván Duque presented a draft decree to resume the spraying of drug crops used for illicit purposes. It argued th ...
Death squad disrupters: Filipina patrols in Pateros help keep drug killings at bay [17.02.2020] Late each night, a dozen women chat and share a meal before hitting the narrow streets of a Manila suburb where a death squad once roamed. They are t ...
'Shock and awe' has failed in Philippines drug war, enforcement chief says [07.02.2020] Colonel Romeo Caramat, the head of drug enforcement for the Philippine National Police, said that ultra-violent approach to curbing illicit drugs had ...
Rio violence: Police killings reach record high in 2019 [23.01.2020] The number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro reached a record high last year, officials say, amid controversial hardline measures to tackle violen ...
Bloody Philippine drug war fails to curb methamphetamine supply: VP [06.01.2020] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has only managed to curb the supply of methamphetamines by less than 1% of annual consumption, pr ...
Human Rights and drug policy [01.01.2020] The Transnational Institute (TNI) has always believed in the need to find global answers to global problems, been a strong defender of multilateralis ...
International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy [01.01.2020] Established in 2009, the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy is dedicated to developing and promoting innovative and high quality le ...
The UN Drug Control Conventions [31.12.2019] For more than ten years, TNI’s Drugs & Democracy programme has been studying the UN drug control conventions and the institutional architecture of th ...
UN Common Position on drug policy [01.12.2019] In November 2018, the UN System CEB adopted the ‘UN system common position supporting the implementation of the international drug control policy thr ...
Regulating Drugs: Resolving Conflicts with the UN Drug Control Treaty System [29.11.2019] There are good reasons to legally regulate drugs markets, rather than persist with efforts to ban all non-medical uses of psychoactive substances. Re ...
Nowhere to hide [30.10.2019] Traditionally, the UN and governments have measured progress in drug policy in terms of flows and scale; principally the numbers of people arrested, ...
Philippines police chief and Duterte drug war enforcer resigns in meth scandal [14.10.2019] The chief of police in the Philippines has stepped down after facing historical accusations in the Senate that he protected officers who had resold c ...
Malaysia's Government looks to decriminalise drug use in bid to stem disadvantage [14.09.2019] The non-descript white van parked at the mosque entrance went mostly unnoticed. In conservative Malaysia, very few of the Muslim faithful on their wa ...
A global revolution in attitudes towards cannabis is under way [29.08.2019] Uruguay paved the way when it legalised cannabis in 2013. But it is the reform in Canada, a G7 member, that has done most to heighten international t ...
Rodrigo Duterte's drug war is 'large-scale murdering enterprise' says Amnesty [08.07.2019] The president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is carrying out a “large-scale murdering enterprise” and should be investigated by the UN for crimes ...
The real failure of Southeast Asia’s drug wars [18.06.2019] There may come a day when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is brought before the International Criminal Court to answer questions about his “war ...
Beijing says US legalization of marijuana is a 'threat to China' [17.06.2019] Beijing's leading drug enforcement body has blamed the legalization of marijuana in Canada and parts of the United States for a spike in the amount o ...
‘They have free rein’: Rio residents fear police violence under far-right rule [17.05.2019] During campaigning last year, Rio’s new, far-right governor, Wilson Witzel, promised a “slaughter” of gun-toting drug gangsters using helicopters and ...
Sri Lanka president uses Easter attacks to fuel Duterte-inspired drug war [01.05.2019] For Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, the War on Drugs and the War on Terror go hand-in-hand. And the Easter attacks that rocked the capital ...
The campaign for a 'drug-free world' is costing lives [20.03.2019] Drug control efforts across the world are a threat to human dignity and the right to life. The first problem lies with the founding aspiration of the ...
Major UN report condemns punitive drugs policies [15.03.2019] A new report from the United Nations System Coordination Task Team describes punitive drug policies as “ineffective in reducing drug trafficking or i ...
How Duterte’s exaggerations worsened the Philippines’ drug problem [28.02.2019] We’re nearing the midpoint of the Duterte administration, yet we’re nowhere near solving the Philippines' drug problem. By all accounts, things even ...
Drug policy in India: Key developments since the UNGASS 2016 [20.02.2019] This paper outlines the key drug policy developments in India since the UNGASS Outcome Document was adopted in 2016, which highlights health and huma ...
From the Philippines to Indonesia and Afghanistan, Asia’s brutal drug policies have failed [20.02.2019] The so-called “war on drugs” has persisted without an honest assessment by governments of its effectiveness, nor its impacts, despite UN reports show ...
Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines president suggests deadly war on drug dealers will get even ‘bloodier’ [20.02.2019] Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte warned his signature anti-narcotics campaign will be even harsher in the future, signalling no let-up in a blood ...
Egypt approves death penalty for drug dealers [31.01.2019] Egypt’s cabinet has approved a draft law that would see drug dealers sentenced to death. The law was part of a broader bill to combat the spread of n ...
Duterte's Philippines drug war death toll rises above 5,000 [19.12.2018] Derrick Carreon, a spokesman for the Philippine drug enforcement agency (PDEA), said that, according to official figures, between July 2016 and the e ...
Time for a truce in Asia’s war on drugs [03.11.2018] Global attitudes on narcotic drugs are changing, but the shift has come too late for those caught up in Asia’s past decade of misguided and often let ...
Connecting the dots... [26.10.2018] How can we resolve the tensions between current drug control policies and states’ human rights obligations? The international human rights framework ...
Taking stock of a decade of failed drug policies [22.10.2018] Ten years ago, UN member states set themselves a target ‘to eliminate or reduce significantly and measurably’ the illicit cultivation, production, tr ...
Report says the UN's global 'war on drugs' has been a failure [22.10.2018] The United Nations' drug strategy of the past 10 years has been a failure, according to a major report by the International Drug Policy Consortium (I ...
Taking stock: A decade of drug policy [22.10.2018] ‘Taking stock: A decade of drug policy’ evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, using data from the ...
Racial bias in police stop and search getting worse, report reveals [13.10.2018] Black Britons are increasingly likely to be stopped and searched by police compared with white people, according to shocking new figures that challen ...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2017 [08.10.2018] In the approach to the 2019 Ministerial Segment and its review of international drug control, the INCB’s Annual Report for 2017 is arguably of specia ...
Duterte confesses: 'My only sin is the extrajudicial killings' [28.09.2018] President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted for the first time to authorising extrajudicial killings as part of his war on drugs in the Philippines. Duter ...
On the road towards the 2019 Ministerial Segment [25.09.2018] UN member states have agreed to hold a Ministerial Segment immediately prior to the 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) ‘to take s ...
Veneer of consensus masks deep disagreement on global drug policy [22.09.2018] On September 24, President Trump will begin his appearance at the UN General Assembly by hosting an event on the “World Drug Problem.” Only delegates ...
The people left behind by Philippines' brutal war on drugs [14.08.2018] One year after visiting the Philippines to document the impact of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs, photographer James Whitlow Delano r ...
Philippine police vow 'surgical and chilling' war on drugs, crime [30.07.2018] Philippine police vowed to revamp and intensify a fight against crime and drugs, a week after President Rodrigo Duterte promised no letup in a bloody ...
Duterte vows more bloodshed in Philippine ‘drug war’ [23.07.2018] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to continue his murderous “war on drugs,” saying “it will be as relentless and chilling as on the day it b ...
In bloody drug war, Mexico's new leader may try negotiating [02.07.2018] For the past 12 years, Mexico has fought violent drug gangs by deploying thousands of police, soldiers and intelligence officers to crack down on car ...
Philippines' Duterte says no 'justice' for families of drugs war casualties [19.06.2018] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the families of people killed in his controversial war on drugs will not receive “justice”, rejecting calls ...
Pledge to arm Philippine community chiefs sparks 'Wild West' fears [13.06.2018] The Philippines interior ministry plans to acquire pistols for community leaders willing to fight crime, sparking fears of more lawless bloodshed in ...
Is Sweden's zero-tolerance approach to drugs a failing model? [17.05.2018] Sweden is accustomed to being praised for its forward-thinking approach, but there's one area where many feel it lies behind the curve. The country's ...
'I will arrest you': Duterte threatens ICC lawyer over 'war on drugs' [13.04.2018] Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to arrest an International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor if she conducts activities in his cou ...

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