Items tagged with INCB

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Heroic Uruguay deserves a Nobel peace prize for legalising cannabis [11.12.2013] The response of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board to Uruguay's new drug regime has been to incant futile bromides. According to its chie ...
The US incapacity to enforce federal drug laws - and the global consequences [31.10.2013] The US drug policy is changing, pitting states against federal law. This essay explores this inner friction of contradictory drug legislation, and wh ...
IDPC response to the 2012 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [31.07.2013] Despite its unprecedented nature within the history of the international drug control regime, and regardless of warnings to the contrary, the Plurina ...
The 2013 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [31.05.2013] Reflections upon this year’s CND are mixed. On the one hand, some states went further than ever before in openly challenging the current regime on th ...
Statement at the 2013 Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) [15.03.2013] Ann Fordham of the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) delivered the NGO Statement to CND Plenary under Item 8: Preparations for the high-lev ...
Crack down on cannabis, world body tells U.S. [13.03.2013] The United States must not turn a blind eye to the recreational use of cannabis in states that liberalize drug laws, the International Narcotics Cont ...
Ex-DEA heads, U.N. panel urge feds to nullify Wash., Colo. pot laws [05.03.2013] Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs warned the federal government that time is running out to nullify Colorado and Washington's new l ...
Is the INCB dangerous to your health? [04.03.2013] In what has become a chilling annual exercise, the UN's drug watchdog the International Narcotics Control Board released its annual report today. The ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
IDPC Response to the 2011 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [30.06.2012] The response to the Board’s Annual Report for 2011 is organised under 5 inter-related headings: issues surrounding the Board’s homage to the Hague Op ...
The 2012 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [29.04.2012] The year 2012 marks the centenary of the international drug control system and the first instance of a state being moved to denounce formally any of ...
When the UN Won't Condemn Torture You Know Something's Very Wrong [04.04.2012] When the UN's drugs watchdog, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), was asked recently about its official position on torture carried out ...
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 ...
Letter to the International Narcotics Control Board on Capital Punishment for Drug Offences [14.03.2012] On several recent occasions, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has refused to offer an opinion on sanctions that violate international ...
Commanding general confidence? [11.03.2012] This note provides an overview of human rights and international law concerns raised by the 2011 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control ...
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 ...
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 ...
U.S. wanted Vancouver's supervised injection site closed [30.09.2011] A diplomatic cable shows U.S. officials opposed the Insite supervised injection site in Vancouver and wanted the federal and municipal governments to ...
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 ...
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’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 ...
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 ...
The need for increased transparency [29.10.2010] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) remains one of the least transparent and most secretive of UN bodies. It meets in secret, and while ...
The Vienna Declaration [29.06.2010] The Vienna Declaration is a statement seeking to improve community health and safety by calling for the incorporation of scientific evidence into ill ...
Argentina and Mexico clash with the INCB [31.03.2010] The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna in March 2010 was a rather uneventful event. One of the most controversial issues were the comments ...
In drug war, failed old ideas never die [26.02.2010] WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Here's a stern warning to the U.S. states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, N ...
INCB Interferes with Countries' Sovereignty [24.02.2010] The UN's International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) 2009 annual report criticizes Argentina, Brazil and Mexico for moving to decriminalize the poss ...
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 ...
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 ...
Horse trading at the UN [19.05.2009] NGOs in the drug policy field have criticised the outcome of the recent elections to the United Nation’s International Narcotic Control Board (INCB) ...
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 ...
Que la JIFE se ponga a tono con los años que corren [27.02.2009] El debate sobre las drogas ha tomado recientemente un giro muy interesante. La Comisión Latinoamericana sobre Drogas y Democracia –de la cual hacen p ...
Trees for Ecstasy [04.02.2009] Many people believe that ecstasy is merely a synthetic drug that is manufactured solely with chemicals, so-called precursors. However, the main raw m ...
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. ...
INCB out of step with the United Nations [03.06.2008] The United Nations should overhaul the operations of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the quasi judicial body that monitors states’ ...
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 ...
Tatyana Dmitrieva [19.05.2008] Tatyana Dmitrieva is a current member of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and its Vice-President. She is Russia’s former minister of ...
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 ...

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