Items tagged with human rights

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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 ...
“The drug market is thriving” while the Commission on Narcotic Drugs limps along [08.04.2018] “The drug market is thriving” is one of the key messages in UNODC’s 2017 World Drug Report. This is an important admission from the UN’s lead agency ...
Philippine court halts govt move to keep drug war kill records secret [03.04.2018] The Philippine Supreme Court ordered police to hand over full records of thousands of deadly encounters in the country’s war on drugs, thwarting a go ...
Indonesia criminal code overhaul a step backwards for drug policy [30.03.2018] As more countries move away from drug prohibition, Indonesia is about to step up its efforts to defend it. Proposed revisions to the country's crimin ...
UN Human Rights Council reaffirms role of human rights in international drug policy debate [28.03.2018] Last Friday evening, 23 March 2018, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council concluded its 3-week long session by voting to adopt a Resolution re ...
Philippines tars rights groups with ‘drug lords’ smear [26.03.2018] Philippine presidential spokesman Harry Roque alleged that “some human rights groups have become unwitting tools of drug lords to hinder the strides ...
The war on drugs breeds crafty traffickers [26.03.2018] Politicians often escalate drug war rhetoric to show voters that they are doing something. But it is rare to ignore generations of lessons as Preside ...
Regulating Cannabis in Accord with International Law: Options to Explore [16.03.2018] As a growing number of countries move towards legal regulation for non-medical cannabis, governments are pushing the boundaries of the three UN drug ...
Duterte to withdraw Philippines from ICC after 'outrageous attacks' [14.03.2018] The Philippines said it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to what President Rodrigo Duterte called “outrageous” attacks ...
BNN to continue gunning down drug dealers: Chief [05.03.2018] Newly-installed head of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), Insp. Gen. Heru Winarko, said he would continue the programs of his predecessor, Budi Wa ...
Rodrigo Duterte tells police not to cooperate in drug war investigation [02.03.2018] President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippines’ police and soldiers not to cooperate in any investigation into his bloody war on drugs, amid i ...

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