Items tagged with conventions

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Bolivians demand the right to chew coca leaves [13.01.2013] A major international row with wide-ranging implications for global drugs policy has erupted over the right of Bolivia's indigenous Indian tribes to ...
The condemned coca leaf [12.01.2013] Last week, the United Nations voted on an appeal by Bolivia to amend the international treaty that prohibits the chewing of coca leaf. Bolivia won a ...
Schijnheilig bezwaar van Nederland tegen het kauwen van coca bladeren [11.01.2013] De Nederlandse regering heeft bij de Verenigde Naties bezwaar aangetekend tegen de herintreding van Bolivia in het Enkelvoudig Verdrag inzake verdove ...
Bolivia wins a rightful victory on the coca leaf [11.01.2013] Today the Plurinational State of Bolivia can celebrate a rightful victory, as the country can become formally a party again to the 1961 Single Conven ...
Partial, symbolic victory for Bolivia in battle to legalize coca leaf [11.01.2013] Evo Morales’ global crusade to decriminalize the coca leaf, launched in 2006 after the coca growers’ union leader was first elected president of Boli ...
To look tough on drugs, and please the US, the UK is willing to trample on indigenous rights [06.01.2013] The UK says in its objection to Bolivia's reaccession to the 1961 UN Single Convention with a reservation that allows for the traditional chewing of ...
Objections to Bolivia's reservation to allow coca chewing in the UN conventions [03.01.2013] Sweden joined the United States and the United Kingdom in objecting to the re-accession of Bolivia to the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs ...
Roadmaps for Reforming the UN Drug Conventions [30.12.2012] The three UN Drug Conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988 currently impose a ‘one-size-fits-all’ prohibitionist approach to drug policy throughout the wor ...
How to do drugs right [24.12.2012] Recently, two states in the US, Washington and Colorado, liberalised their narcotics laws and decriminalised recreational marijuana. India though, is ...
INCB President voices concern [15.11.2012] The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, has voiced grave concern about the outcome of recent referenda in th ...
U.S. marijuana vote may have snowball effect in Latin America [07.11.2012] Voters in Colorado and Washington state who approved the recreational use of marijuana Tuesday sent a salvo from the ballot box that will ricochet ar ...
Global drug policies need radical reform, says report [23.10.2012] The global war on drugs has failed and international policy requires radical reform to remove outmoded, unscientific thinking, according to a major n ...
Governing The Global Drug Wars [23.10.2012] Since 1909 the international community has worked to eradicate the abuse of narcotics. A century on, the efforts are widely acknowledged to have fail ...
Fact Sheet: Coca leaf and the UN Drugs Conventions [09.10.2012] Version in PDF 1. An ECOSOC mandated study published in 1950 as the Report of the Commission of Enquiry on the Coca Leaf, recommends to suppress “the ...
Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico Urge UN to Review Global Drug Policy [03.10.2012] Colombia, Mexico and Guatemala delivered a landmark declaration to the United Nations Secretary General calling on the organization to lead a debate ...
U.S.-led "war on drugs" questioned at U.N. [26.09.2012] The presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala all called for a vigorous global debate of drug laws at the United Nations on Wednesday, raising new ...
The Dutch 2012 election result and the coffeeshops [14.09.2012] The 2012 Dutch elections were hailed as decisive for the future of the coffeeshops, where the sale of small amounts of cannabis is tolerated. The res ...
The International Drug Control Treaties [31.07.2012] The way the world looks at drug control is changing. There has been a growing awareness of the issue for the past decade, as well as increasing publi ...
Cannabis regulation in Uruguay: "Someone has to be first ..." [17.07.2012] Uruguay may be poised to become the first country to opt for a state controlled and legally regulated cannabis market for medical as well as recreati ...
Expert Seminar on the Future of the UN Drug Conventions [22.06.2012] As the debate on drug policy and law reform gathers momentum on the international stage, the failings of the three UN drug control conventions (1961, ...
INCB’s tortured logic [02.04.2012] On several recent occasions, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has refused to offer an opinion on sanctions that violate international ...
Narcotics watchdog turns blind eye to rights abuses [28.03.2012] In a world where drug offences are punishable with the death penalty, torture or arbitrary detention, we must ask how far States can go to enforce th ...
100 years of global drug control [28.03.2012] This year the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first international opium convention. What the UN drug czar ...
The Future of the Conventions [13.03.2012] The year 2012 is particularly fitting to discuss the future of the UN drug control conventions as it marks the 100th anniversary of the first fully-f ...
Towards revision of the UN drug control conventions [08.03.2012] Recent years have seen a growing unwillingness among increasing numbers of States parties to fully adhere to a strictly prohibitionist reading of the ...
The Limits of Latitude [07.03.2012] Faced with a complex range of drug related problems, a growing number of nations are exploring the development of nationally appropriate policies tha ...
A Regretful Spirit [28.02.2012] The terms used in the preface to the 2011 INCB annual report leave no doubt as to the illness afflicting this UN body: a (deep) regret is running thr ...
The UN International Narcotics Control Board Releases 2011 Annual Report [28.02.2012] The UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which monitors implementation of the global drug treaties, has trained its fire on Bolivia, th ...
Response of Bolivia to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) [23.02.2012] In a letter to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) the Government of Bolivia rejects the judgments made by the independent agency of the ...
100 years of the war on drugs [23.01.2012] Hundred years ago, narcotics passed from country to country with minimal interference from the authorities. That all changed with the 1912 Internatio ...
Regime change [18.01.2012] March 2011 marked the 50th anniversary of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. This legal instrument, the bedrock of the current United Nations b ...
How well do international drug conventions protect public health? [07.01.2012] The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961 aimed to eliminate the illicit production and non-medical use of cannabis, cocaine, and opioids, an a ...
Bolivia, the coca leaf and the right to reserve [02.01.2012] Just before ending 2011, Bolivia presented the formal notification to the United Nations secretariat in New York, announcing their re-adherence to th ...
Evo does not convince the INCB on coca chewing [16.12.2011] The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, yesterday asked inspectors of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) of the United Nations to suppor ...
Drug policy reform [11.12.2011] The last of the series of Correlation Conferences, entitled ‘Getting out of the margins – Changing realities and making the difference’, took place f ...
The global war on drugs has failed [21.11.2011] To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the Beckley Foundation published a public letter calling for a new a ...
De-emphasising the Single Convention [11.10.2011] There is a tendency within the civil society groups and academic writings that look at international drug control to focus heavily on the UN Single C ...
La Bolivia sotto Inquisizione [20.07.2011] Martin Jelsma (Transnational Institute, Amsterdam) racconta per la rubrica di Fuoriluogo sul Manifesto del 20 luglio 2011 la crociata contro la Boliv ...
Coca is not Cocaine [19.07.2011] On June 22nd under instruction from President Evo Morales (an ex-coca grower and leader of Bolivia’s powerful coca federation), Bolivia’s congress vo ...
Bolivia drops out of UN drug pact to protect its coca chewers [18.07.2011] Bolivia has presented a denunciation to the UN that seals its resignation from the United Nations 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which ban ...
Bolivia and the international drug control regime [15.07.2011] Bolivia has denounced the International Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which bans the traditional practice of chewing coca leaf. Adam talks with Marti ...
Bolivia’s legal reconciliation with the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [11.07.2011] On 29 June 2011, the Bolivian government denounced the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs as amended by the 1972 Protocol, indicating its inten ...
Treaty guardians in distress [11.07.2011] Just when you start to see glimmers of hope that the troubled UN drug control system is opening up for a change process, its principal guardian the I ...
INCB Regrets Bolivia’s Denunciation of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [05.07.2011] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) regrets the decision by the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to denounce the Single ...
Bolivia formally renounces UN narcotics convention because it penalizes coca-leaf chewing [30.06.2011] Bolivia's government has informed the United Nations it is renouncing the world body's anti-drug convention because it classifies coca leaf as an ill ...
Bolivia Withdraws from the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [30.06.2011] The Bolivian government formally notified the UN Secretary General of its withdrawal from the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (as amended by ...
Bolivia’s concurrent drug control and other international legal commitments [30.06.2011] Bolivia’s denunciation of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is not just about one treaty. It is about finding an appropriate balance betwe ...
Bolivia’s denunciation of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [30.06.2011] Bolivia initially proposed an amendment to article 49, deleting the therein contained obligation that “coca leaf chewing must be abolished”. The arti ...
Bolivia to denounce and rejoin the 1961 UN Single Convention with respect to coca leaf chewing [24.06.2011] Press conference by H.E. Pablo Solon, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia on the theme, "denounce and rejoin the Single Co ...
Bolivia to withdraw from drugs convention over coca classification [24.06.2011] Bolivia is set to withdraw from an international narcotics convention in protest at its classification of coca leaves as an illegal drug. President E ...

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