Items tagged with conventions

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INCB elections [20.05.2009] On Monday the 18th, at the UN-ECOSOC session in New York, elections took place for six members of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). Th ...
Vienna Consensus on Drug Policy Cracks [07.04.2009] A clear divide in drug control approaches became apparent at the end of the High Level Segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on March 11- ...
Global Illicit Drug Markets 1998-2007 [15.03.2009] This report commissioned by the European Commission, found no evidence that the global drug problem has been reduced during the period from 1998 to 2 ...
Letter to the UN Secretary General [12.03.2009] On March 12, 2009, the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, sent a letter sent a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, re ...
UN System-Wide Coherence [16.02.2009] The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, wrote a letter to the delegates negotiating the Political Declaration for the 52nd session of the UN ...
International Support for Harm Reduction [20.01.2009] A useful overview of UN endorsement of harm reduction measures; the legality of harm reduction services under the Drug Conventions; the obligation in ...
UNGASS review reaches critical stage [03.11.2008] Transnational Institute, November 2008 The review of the objectives and action plans agreed at the 1998 UNGASS on Drugs has reached a critical stage. ...
An Overview of Cannabis Policy [31.10.2008] On October 2, 2008, the Beckley Foundation launched in the House of Lords its Global Cannabis Commission Report, an authoritative guide to the effect ...
Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate [01.09.2008] Despite cannabis being the most widely used illegal drug, and therefore the mainstay of the ‘war on drugs’, it has only ever held a relatively margin ...
Beyond 2008: Final Declaration and Resolutions [23.07.2008] The Beyond 2008 NGO Forum was held in Vienna, Austria from July 7-9, 2008. It was the final step in the global consultation of NGOs involved in respon ...
The current state of drug policy debate [09.06.2008] Martin Jelsma, from the Transnational Institute, prepared an analysis for the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy, explaining the drug p ...
Costa in Amsterdam [02.06.2008] The head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Antonio Costa, recently visited Amsterdam on 24 April. Accompanied by some officials of the Net ...
The Coca Debate [25.05.2008] In March 2008, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) provoked outrage in Bolivia by calling for the elimination of traditional uses of coc ...
European Parliament in favour of licit use of coca leaf [28.04.2008] On April 23, 2008, the European Parliament approved a report by MEP Giusto Catania on the Green Paper on the role of civil society in drugs policy in ...
Coca Leaf: The Heritage of the Andes [10.04.2008] The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) released a new short film in their excellent series on the proceedings of the 2008 Commission on Narcotic D ...
Cannabis resolutions at the 2008 CND [29.03.2008] At the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in March 2008 in Vienna three resolutions on cannabis were tabled. They were all clearly against 'lenient p ...
Intervention of Bolivia at the 2008 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [12.03.2008] With a "Causachun coca! (quechua), viva la coca. Long life to coca leaf!" the vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia Hugo Fernandez ended his in ...
Statement about the coca leaf [11.03.2008] Statement in support of the Bolivian announcement to ask for the un-scheduling of the coca leaf from the list controlled substances of the 1961 UN Si ...
Letter Evo Morales to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon [08.03.2008] In response to the 2007 annual report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which called on countries to 'abolish or prohibit coca lea ...
The INCB on Harm Reduction [07.03.2008] As in years past, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) highlights the problem of HIV epidemics fuelled by injection drug use in its 2007 ...
Abolishing Coca Leaf Consumption? [05.03.2008] The Transnational Institute condemns the decision by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) in their 2007 annual report released today, whi ...
INCB: controversial statements on coca leaf [05.03.2008] Read here the full text of the controversial statements on coca leaf included in this year's Annual Report of the INCB. Some highlights: > "The Board ...
Recalibrating the Regime [04.03.2008] This new report, co-authored by the HR2 team, looks at the tensions between some aspects of the global drug control system and international human ri ...
The INCB and cannabis [02.03.2008] Where legal ambiguities and disagreement persist around cannabis policies, the INCB continues to make narrow legal interpretations of what is allowed ...
UNGASS ten years on [01.03.2008] Weaknesses in the United Nations drug control system have often been identified, related to the functioning of the key organs – the UN Office on Drug ...
UN Drug Conventions Reform [24.02.2008] TNI briefing for the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review March 2003 The backbone of the United Nations drug control system consists of three UN Drug Conventi ...
Closed to Reason [21.02.2008] A report published in March 2007 by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Open Society Institute Public Health Program, strongly criticises the ...
Flexibility of treaty provisions [20.02.2008] In a confidential and authoritative memorandum to the INCB, UNODC legal experts argue that most harm reduction measures are in fact acceptable under ...
Invitational Conference Cannabis Policy [12.12.2007] TNI co-signed a letter that was sent to the Dutch Prime Minister and relevant parliamentary commissions, stressing the need for an active Dutch invol ...
"Achterdeur open U" [09.02.2006] Het Nederlandse cannabisbeleid verkeert al decennia in een internationaalrechtelijke schemerzone, stelt Martin Jelsma van het Transnational Institute ...
Global Trends. Lessons from Vienna [20.06.2003] Martin Jelsma analysed the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review and drew some important conclusions for the 10-year review in 2008: "Alliances have to be cons ...
Drugs in the UN system [01.04.2003] The "international community" presented an apparent unanimity in its endorsement of prohibitive drug control at the United Nations General Assembly S ...
Geo-political and cultural constraints on international drug control treaties [01.04.2003] It is a noble and worthy step to attempt to change the drug control treaties, but this is likely to take a long time and it may not be the essential ...
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the United Nations International Drug Control Programme [01.04.2003] Meetings of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) are no forum for debate and change. The author, a former senior officer of the United Nations Inte ...
Cannabis control [01.03.2003] Cannabis like other illicit drugs is so-called ‘controlled drug’. A closer look makes clear that these drugs are in fact far from being ‘controlled’. ...
Challenging the UN drug control conventions [01.03.2003] Increasing numbers of sovereign states are beginning to review their stance on the prohibition based UN drug control conventions. Recent years have s ...
European Cannabis Policies Under Attack [01.04.2002] A strong attack against the European practice of 'leniency' regarding cannabis use and possession took place at the United Nations Commission on Narc ...
UNGASS Resolutions on the world drug problem [22.02.1998] Resolutions and declarations adopted at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) in New York, June 8-10 ...
Strategy for Coca and Opium Poppy Elimination [04.02.1998] An International Strategy to Eliminate the Illicit Cultivation of Coca Bush and Opium Poppy (SCOPE) Commission on narcotic drugs acting as preparator ...

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