Items tagged with UN drug control

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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 ...
The Global Commission: breaking the Vienna Consensus [07.06.2011] TNI has been closely involved with the Global Commission on Drug Policy which presented its report in New York on June 2. Some years ago we published ...
A report that dares to tell the truth to power [03.06.2011] Global commissions made up of eminent former policymakers can normally be counted upon to tell international leaders what they want to hear. But the G ...
Supply and demand [02.06.2011] Narcotics liberalisation was once the cause of freethinkers and hippies. Now a more sober bunch is criticising the “war on drugs”. On June 2nd the Glo ...
War on drugs not working, says global commission [02.06.2011] The global war on drugs has failed and governments should explore legalising marijuana and other controlled substances, according to a commission tha ...
Global Commission on Drug Policy Report [02.06.2011] The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. Fifty years after the initiation of ...
Fifth Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy [23.05.2011] Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman and Pien Metaal participated in the Fifth Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, IS ...
Bolivia Steps Up Campaign at U.N. to Legalise Coca Leaf [30.04.2011] Is coca a dangerous drug that should be tightly regulated, or an essential part of Andean indigenous people's cultural and medicinal heritage? Or per ...
The Russian drug czar vs. methadone: Parcel of lies [15.04.2011] HCLU's video advocacy team filmed the press conference of the Russian government delegation at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs this year - our movie ...
A 50 Year Old Convention: What's Wrong With an Update? [01.04.2011] The HCLU’s video advocacy team attended the 54th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna. They asked both Mr. Yuri Fedotov, the h ...
Drug Lords Celebrate the Drug War at the UN! [29.03.2011] When the United Nations adopted the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961, most people did not expect that 50 years later nobody will celebrate ...
UN drugs chief sticks to punitive policy despite major failings [25.03.2011] International efforts to tackle the "global threat" of illicit drugs must be "rejuvenated" in accordance with a 50-year-old convention despite a seri ...
TNI Side Event at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs [24.03.2011] The year 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the bedrock of the current UN drug control system. TN ...
Rejuvenation or defection [21.03.2011] In his opening speech at the 54th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov disagreed with critics that the ...
Fifty Years of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs: A Reinterpretation [19.03.2011] This year marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, signed on 30 March 1961. 73 countries were represente ...
Lifting the ban on coca chewing [18.03.2011] January 31 marked the close of the 18-month period during which countries could submit objections to Bolivia’s proposal to remove from the 1961 Singl ...
Annual report of the International Narcotics Control Board: Corruption, human rights and OST [03.03.2011] The International Narcotics Control Board yesterday presented its annual report for 2010. Every year the Board selects a thematic issue of focus, ded ...
INCB Report: mixed thoughts [02.03.2011] Today the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) released its annual report. I’ve been following the Board for many, many years now, have often ...
Objections and support for Bolivia's coca amendment [01.03.2011] After the closure of the January 31, 2011, deadline to file objections to the Bolivian amendment to remove the ban on coca leaf chewing in the 1961 U ...
Seventeen objections to abolishing the ban on coca chewing [07.02.2011] The final count after closure of the January 31 deadline to file objections to the Bolivian amendment to remove the ban on coca leaf chewing in the 1 ...
The development of international drug control [01.02.2011] The emergence of more pragmatic and less punitive approaches to the drugs issue may represent the beginning of change in the current global drug cont ...
D-Day for Bolivia’s coca chewing amendment [31.01.2011] Today is the deadline for countries to submit objections to Bolivia’s proposed amendment to remove the ban on coca leaf chewing in the 1961 UN Single ...
Bolivia fights objections to coca-leaf chewing [28.01.2011] Bolivia will ask the United Nations to organize a conference on coca leaf-chewing if the U.S., Britain and Sweden don't withdraw their objections to ...
Press Conference by Bolivia on Amendment to Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [28.01.2011] Bolivia would continue its campaign to remove from a United Nations convention a ban on coca leaf chewing and take its case to the Economic and Socia ...
The U.S. Can Still Correct its Position on Bolivia's UN Coca Chewing Amendment [28.01.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the Andean Information Network (AIN), and more than 200 other concerned organizations and individuals ...
Coca-chewing Bolivians press for end to UN ban [26.01.2011] Bolivians chewed coca leaves in demonstrations around the country Wednesday to push for a change in a 1961 UN convention to remove a ban on a practic ...
Time to push the reset button on the drug war [26.01.2011] Most Americans believe that their country’s forty-year “war on drugs” has failed. Yet, despite the costs and growing opposition to US antinarcotics s ...
Bolivia launches coca leaf diplomatic offensive [21.01.2011] Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca is on a European tour in a bid to drum up support for taking coca off a UN treaty on banned drugs. Spanish foreig ...
Let them chew coca [20.01.2011] The constraint on fresh thinking was on shameful display this week. A UN convention, reaffirmed in 2009, imposes a blanket prohibition on drugs. This ...
The coca leaf: Storm in an Andean teacup [20.01.2011] The United States’ State Department’s website recommends coca tea for altitude sickness, and its La Paz embassy has been known to serve it to visitor ...
Bolivia energises campaign to legalise coca leaf [19.01.2011] Bolivia and the US set for more battles over the coca leaf as Evo Morales attempts to overturn legality of the indigenous plant. US diplomats are due ...
US objects to Bolivia bid for licit coca-chewing [18.01.2011] The United States will file a formal objection Wednesday to Bolivia's proposal to end the ban on coca leaf-chewing specified by a half-century-old U. ...
Spain will not object to the Bolivian proposal to remove coca chewing from UN convention on drugs [18.01.2011] Spain will not put forward any objection to the Bolivian proposal to remove the obligation to abolish coca chewing from the 1961 UN Single Convention ...
The U.S. Moves to Block Bolivia’s Request to Eliminate U.N. Ban on Coca Leaf Chewing [18.01.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) have learned that the United States is moving to oppose, as soon ...
Diplomatic games to oppose lifting unjust ban on coca chewing [16.01.2011] According to the government of Bolivia, the only three countries that did file a formal objection to the amendment of Bolivia to abolish the ban on c ...
U.S. Renews Anachronistic Campaign to Stamp Out Coca Leaf Chewing [14.01.2011] Just one month after President Obama announced that the U.S. would finally sign the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, U.S. official ...
Correcting a historical error [13.01.2011] In 2009, the Bolivian government requested that the United Nations amend the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The proposed amendment woul ...
Opposing the Coca Chewing Amendment? [13.01.2011] In March 2009, Bolivia's President Evo Morales chewed a coca leaf at the UN High Level session on drugs in Vienna. He announced he would seek the abo ...
Aide-Memoire on the Bolivian Proposal To Amend Article 49 of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [13.01.2011] In 2009, the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales Ayma, sent a letter to the General Secretary of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, in which the Governme ...
UN expert calls for a fundamental shift in global drug control policy [26.10.2010] At a press conference in New York on Tuesday 26 October, 2010, at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly, one of the UN’s key human ...
Macho madness over cannabis: flawed drug policies in both hemispheres [14.10.2010] I spent a week over the summer lecturing in New Zealand where I had the chance to speak with a number of politicians, lawyers and health professional ...
Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health [06.08.2010] The current international system of drug control has focused on creating a drug-free world, almost exclusively through use of law enforcement policie ...

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