Items tagged with bolivia

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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Drugs and prisons in Bolivia [09.12.2010] Bolivia has announced its intention to reform its drug law (Law 1008), which has been criticized for resulting in sentences that are disproportionate ...
The Case of Bolivia [08.12.2010] The Bolivia chapter is based on a survey of 130 prisoners in the San Pedro men’s prison in the city of La Paz, supplemented by other official data. T ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Bolivia [03.12.2010] Bolivia’s participation in the international drug-trafficking circuit was determined by a series of factors, ranging from the ancestral tradition of ...
Bolivia in urgent need of a drug law reform [30.09.2010] Almost 75 percent of the prison population in Bolivia remains in jails without a sentence. One third of the inmates are incarcerated due to the draco ...
US waves white flag in disastrous 'war on drugs' [16.01.2010] After 40 years of defeat and failure, America's "war on drugs" is being buried in the same fashion as it was born – amid bloodshed, confusion, corrup ...
Coca chewing out of the UN convention? [21.08.2009] On July 30th the Bolivian proposal to amend the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs by deleting the obligation to abolish the chewingof coca lea ...
Coca leaf should be allowed in the UK [05.07.2009] On 12 June 2009, TNI submited a memorandum to the 'House of Commons Select Committee on the cocaine trade' to allow the coca leaf in its natural form ...
Towards a world market for coca leaf? [26.06.2009] When we think of people like Pope Paul VI, the Queen of Spain or Britain’s Princess Anne, most of us do not think of them as criminals. But that is w ...
Coca Myths [01.06.2009] The coca leaf has been used and misused for many ends, each of them suiting different interests and agendas. Even its very name has been appropriated ...
Proposal of amendments by Bolivia to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [15.05.2009] The Secretary-General has received a note verbale dated 12 March 2009 from the Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the United Nations, attached to which ...
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- ...
"Let Me Chew My Coca Leaves" [15.03.2009] The first day at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs was marked by the announcement of President Evo Morales of Bolivia that he would start the process ...
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 ...
Let Me Chew My Coca Leaves [14.03.2009] In 1961, the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs placed the coca leaf in the same category with cocaine — thus promoting the false not ...
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 ...
Bolivia calls on Obama to back coca campaign [11.03.2009] President Barack Obama should recognize traditional uses of the coca leaf because not all production becomes cocaine, Bolivian President Evo Morales ...
Speech Morales at the CND [11.03.2009] The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) filmed the speech of the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at the high level UN meeting in Vienna on Marc ...
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 ...
Coca Leaf: The Heritage of the Andes [08.04.2008] A film by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU)
Coca Leaf Defended by Growers, Scientists… and Taxi Drivers [24.03.2008] "They will have to kill us to make us stop planting coca," Bolivian coca grower Luis Mamani told IPS in response to a call from the International Nar ...
Fighting for the Right to Chew Coca [17.03.2008] The Bolivian delegation was the first to issue what it called an "energetic protest" against the INCB's recommendations during the agency's annual me ...
Long life to coca leaf! [13.03.2008] With a “Causachun coca! (quechua), viva la coca. Long life to coca leaf!” the vice -minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia ended his intervention on ...
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 ...

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