Items tagged with coca

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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A real outrage against our culture [10.03.2008] Foreign Affairs minister David Choquehuanca announced that Bolivia is going to ask for a rectification of the 2007 Annual Report of the International ...
Bolivia to defend coca leaf at UN [10.03.2008] Bolivian officials at a conference on illegal drugs in Vienna are planning to ask the UN to remove the coca plant from its list of dangerous drugs. T ...
Blessing in disguise? [09.03.2008] Yesterday, President Evo Morales of Bolivia sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon rejecting the recommendations of the International Narc ...
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 ...
Our studies will confirm the certainty of our assertions [08.03.2008] Recently, TNI put online the Report of the Commission of Enquiry on the Coca Leaf, that was published in 1950 and provided the rationale for the incl ...
UN needs to chew on its drug policy [07.03.2008] In an article in the National Post from Canada, journalist Steve Edwards mocks the wisdom of the INCBs recent recommendation to 'abolish or prohibit ...
Peru and Bolivia revolt against the INCB [06.03.2008] Cocaleros in Bolivia threathen to occupy the installations of the United Nations in the country as well as those of Coca Cola in El Alto in protest a ...
UN needs to chew on its drug policy [06.03.2008] We don’t ban beer and spirits because some folk abuse alcohol. Yet as part of its bid to stamp out illicit cocaine consumption, the United Nations dr ...
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 ...
INCB & Coca [05.03.2008] When the INCB Annual Report for 2007 – under embargo until March 5 – started to circulate about a month ago, I was in complete shock after reading th ...
Response to INCB's Annual Report 2007 [02.03.2008] The 2007 INCB Annual Report shows some signs of a more balanced approach by the INCB to the policy dilemmas around proportionality of sentences and h ...
The resolution of ambiguities regarding coca [01.03.2008] The international legal status of the coca leaf and of its traditional uses in the Andes has long been ambiguous and contested. While the Internation ...
The International Narcotics Control Board [29.02.2008] This briefing paper brings together material and analysis from a number of recent reports that raise questions about the role and functioning of the ...
SCOPE: Proposal by the UNDCP, 1 December 1997 [24.02.2008] FOR PARTICIPANTS ONLY E/CN.7/1997/PC/CRP.11 1 December 1997 ORIGINAL: ENGLISH FOR COMMISSION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS ACTING AS PREPARATORY BODY FOR THE SPE ...
Super coca? [20.02.2008] The French news agency AFP recently reported the discovery of a new species of coca plant. According to the report, which was repeated by various med ...
Resources on coca [01.02.2008] Interesting articles on the culture and tradition of coca
De-vilifying the coca leaf [09.03.2007] Venezuelan funding of new coca leaf processing factories in Bolivia has renewed discussion on the future of licit coca products and US and Bolivian r ...
Sending the wrong message [01.03.2007] The INCB, rather than making harsh judgements based on a selective choice of outdated treaty articles, should use its mandate more constructively and ...
Just Say Coca [30.10.2006] Bolivian president Evo Morales recently implored the United Nations to give the coca leaf a new life. A former coca farmer himself, Morales asked the ...
Coca Yes, Cocaine No? [01.05.2006] A decade-old demand to remove the coca leaf from strict international drugs controls has come to the fore again. Time has come to repair an historica ...
Broken promises and coca eradication in Peru [01.03.2005] The forced crop eradication policy implemented by the Peruvian government over the past 25 years has failed. The official strategy has exacerbated so ...
Coca or death? [01.04.2004] Following Bolivia's 2002 parliamentary elections, the success of the political party headed by cocalero leader Evo Morales, rekindled debate regardin ...
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 ...
Cross Purposes [01.06.2003] The anti-drug strategy in Colombia limits the establishment of the basic political conditions necessary to attain the socio-economic goals of alterna ...
Coca, Cocaine and the International Conventions [01.04.2003] It is no understatement to claim that there are few plants subject to such tensions as the coca leaf, either in legal and political circuits, or in t ...
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 ...
Alternative development: an introduction [01.03.2003] Alternative Development programmes, aimed at encouraging peasants to switch from growing illicit drugs-related crops, play an important role in UN dr ...
A Failed Balance [01.03.2002] In the area of failed alternative development (AD) projects, the Andean region has its sorry share to contribute. The constant peasant uprisings n th ...
Alternative Development and Drug Control [08.01.2002] What can Alternative Development interventions realistically hope to achieve, given the growing demand for illicit drugs and the continuing prevalenc ...
Coca leaf chewing as therapy for cocaine maintenance [30.09.2000] The cocaine base, or “pasta”, may be seen as a type of South American crack. Its obligatory method of administration is smoking. A primary condition ...
Background briefing on UNGASS [24.03.1998] Background on the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Control Martin Jelsma TNI Briefing, March 1998 The "Special Session of the ...
SCOPE: Strategy for Coca and Opium Poppy Elimination [14.03.1998] UNDCPs 1998 plan to eradicate the cultivation of both coca and opium poppy by the year 2008 was a rare opportunity to re-think current drugs efforts. ...
Statement of Evo Morales [25.02.1998] Executive Secretary of the Five Federations of Lowland Peasants in Bolivia and President of the Andean Confederation of Coca Leaf Producers. Meant to ...
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 ...
The WHO Cocaine Project [03.03.1995] In 1995 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) announced in a press r ...
Coca and cocaine [05.10.1990] This article examines alternatives to the War on Drugs through a comparative analysis of attitudes toward coca and cocaine in South America. Two regi ...
The therapeutic value of coca in contemporary medicine [01.01.1981] Coca appears to be a useful treatment for various gastro-intestinal ailments, motion sickness, and laryngeal fatigue. It can be an adjunct in program ...
Report of the Commission of Enquiry on the Coca Leaf [01.05.1950] In 1961 the coca leaf was listed on Schedule I of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs together with cocaine and heroin. The inclusion of coca ...

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