Items tagged with law enforcement

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‘War on drugs’ blamed for deaths of at least 122 children in Philippines [30.06.2020] At least 122 children, including a one-year-old, have been killed during President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” in the Philippines, according to ...
Coca leaf: Myths and Reality [16.06.2020] Many myths surround coca. Every day press accounts around the world use the word coca in their headlines, when they refer in fact to cocaine. TNI's D ...
Criminalization that never should have been: Cannabis [12.06.2020] As the House debates ways to reform policing in the United States, it’s critical that we not only analyze the structures under which law enforcement ...
Police uncovers 'wee' enclave in Volta Region [11.06.2020] The Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service has recently uncovered hundreds of acres of farmla ...
NSW police pursue 80% of Indigenous people caught with cannabis through courts [10.06.2020] Police in New South Wales pursue more than 80% of Indigenous people found with small amounts of cannabis through the courts while letting others off ...
A massive Asian drug bust has stirred a fentanyl mystery [10.06.2020] As the UNODC put it, this was “one of the largest and most successful counternarcotics operations” in Asia’s history. Myanmar’s army and police, whic ...
Philippines police may have killed tens of thousands with 'near impunity' in drug war – UN [04.06.2020] Tens of thousands of people may have been killed in the war on drugs since mid-2016 in the Philippines, amid “near impunity” for police and incitemen ...
Police minister backs eased enforcement against cannabis users [03.06.2020] Public Security Minister Amir Ohana signaled support for easing enforcement of laws against marijuana use. Ohana, whose ministry oversees the police, ...
Cannabis cultivation in Albania expected to increase [01.06.2020] Albania is expected to see an increase of cannabis production in the wake of the coronavirus. According to a report compiled by Europol, the cultivat ...
'Instead of doctors, they send police to kill us': locked-down Rio faces deadly raids [18.05.2020] Police operations and body bags are nothing new to Rio, where state police killed a record 1,810 people last year, nearly five a day. But with the ci ...
Cambodian official says human rights 'need to be put aside' in drug war [13.05.2020] A Cambodian official defended an anti-drug campaign that has been decried as rife with abuses, saying human rights “need to be put aside” to fight dr ...
Failures in treatment and policing behind 'boom in illegal drugs' [27.02.2020] Disappearing and underfunded drug treatment services and fruitless attempts to restrict the flow of illegal substances into the country underpin a bo ...
'Shock and awe' has failed in Philippines drug war, enforcement chief says [07.02.2020] Colonel Romeo Caramat, the head of drug enforcement for the Philippine National Police, said that ultra-violent approach to curbing illicit drugs had ...
Rio violence: Police killings reach record high in 2019 [23.01.2020] The number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro reached a record high last year, officials say, amid controversial hardline measures to tackle violen ...
Bloody Philippine drug war fails to curb methamphetamine supply: VP [06.01.2020] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has only managed to curb the supply of methamphetamines by less than 1% of annual consumption, pr ...
Human Rights and drug policy [01.01.2020] The Transnational Institute (TNI) has always believed in the need to find global answers to global problems, been a strong defender of multilateralis ...
Opioids, pot and criminal justice reform helped undermine this decade's War on Drugs [29.12.2019] This much we know: Americans like to do drugs. That might explain why a prescient headline in the satirical publication The Onion stands as one of th ...
UN Common Position on drug policy [01.12.2019] In November 2018, the UN System CEB adopted the ‘UN system common position supporting the implementation of the international drug control policy thr ...
‘War on drugs’ is driving deforestation [21.11.2019] Drug trafficking and the corresponding ‘war on drugs’ are driving deforestation in Central America, two new reports published by Fundación Neotropica ...
NSW coroner says punitive policing tactics increase risk of drug deaths and calls for reform [08.11.2019] The use of high-visibility policing tactics such as drug dogs and “large scale” strip searching at music festivals “increases rather than decreases” ...
Decriminalization of personal use is a responsible pathway to controlling drugs [06.11.2019] Similar to other countries in the region, Ghana is experiencing growing drug availability, trafficking and consumption. This phenomenon, more and mor ...
Is the ‘War on Drugs’ over? Arrest statistics say No [05.11.2019] Despite bipartisan calls to treat drug addiction as a public health issue rather than as a crime — and despite the legalization of marijuana in more ...
Sadiq Khan: Time for cannabis rethink to cut violent crime [01.11.2019] London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for a rethink on cannabis laws and policing amid concern about the links between drugs and violent crime. The Mayor so ...
Philippines police chief and Duterte drug war enforcer resigns in meth scandal [14.10.2019] The chief of police in the Philippines has stepped down after facing historical accusations in the Senate that he protected officers who had resold c ...
Canada’s drug crisis has a solution. Politicians don’t like it [29.09.2019] A recent study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Addiction, found that a trio of policies adopted to combat the opioid overdose epidemic saved, ...
Not Malana cream; Nepalese charas sells in Himachal [23.09.2019] The increase in cases of charas seizure in Himachal, especially in Kullu, despite police and state government running several programmes to destroy t ...
A new ‘war on drugs’ is short sighted and naive [16.09.2019] Forty years ago, the Netherlands was far ahead of its time. But today we see the country moving backwards, as evidenced by a recent report on the dru ...
Legalise cannabis, says Liberal Democrat candidate for London mayor [14.09.2019] The legalisation of cannabis should be tested in London to improve public health and stop young people being drawn into crime, a London mayoral candi ...
A new approach to criminalisation could end Cape Town’s drug wars [27.08.2019] It’s not known exactly how many gangs there are in South Africa’s Western Cape province, but gang membership has been estimated at more than 100 000. ...
It’s time we were made legal, say London’s cannabis dealers... but don’t do it for skunk [22.08.2019] London cannabis dealers would welcome the legalisation of their trade, despite apprehension that they would be excluded from enjoying the fruits of t ...
French cannabis legalization debate ignores race, religion and the mass incarceration of Muslims [07.08.2019] Last summer in France, dozens of “CBD cafés” suddenly opened across the country. Exploiting a legal loophole originally created for hemp farmers, the ...
Victoria's largest cannabis dispensary chain shuttered [01.08.2019] The largest chain of unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in Victoria is no more. Police and provincial cannabis enforcement officers raided the downtown ...
Economics of legalising cannabis – pricing and policing are crucial [29.07.2019] Legalising cannabis can have major benefits for all citizens. If carried out correctly, everyone will benefit from less crime and stronger rule of la ...
Breaking Brabant: Drug labs blight a Dutch landscape [22.07.2019] North Brabant is Europe's biggest producer of synthetic drugs, such as ecstasy and amphetamine. In 2017, 21 active ecstasy laboratories were dismantl ...
NGO seeking to decriminalise drug use in Lebanon [20.07.2019] The Support Don’t Punish campaign for decriminalising the use of illicit substances is very relevant in Lebanon where the law on drug use and the jum ...
The profile of festival drug takers might be different to what you expect [18.07.2019] A NSW Coronial Inquest investigating a series of drug-related deaths at Australian music festivals has heard evidence of festival goers taking multip ...
The real failure of Southeast Asia’s drug wars [18.06.2019] There may come a day when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is brought before the International Criminal Court to answer questions about his “war ...
Swiss police want more clarity on cannabis [15.06.2019] The number of fines related to cannabis dropped from 18,000 in 2017 to barely more than 7,000 last year. French-speaking cantons and Zurich especiall ...
Medical cannabis moving ahead in Thailand, but who stands to benefit? [14.05.2019] 25th December of 2018 was a historical day for cannabis enthusiasts in Thailand. The (interim) Parliament voted, 166-to-0, to pass new amendments to ...
Cannabis legalization must include cannabis equity [14.05.2019] Canada’s federal government is currently working to pass a bill that would provide pardons for people convicted of minor cannabis possession. With a ...
Berlin park's 'drug dealing zones' spark outrage [09.05.2019] The manager of Berlin’s notorious Görlitzer Park has come under fire after creating zones for drug dealers to conduct their business. Amid harsh poli ...
Cannabis being decriminalised by back door, MPs warn [27.04.2019] Police have been accused of decriminalising cannabis by stealth as forces recorded a drop in possession offences of up to 75 per cent in a decade. Mo ...
BBC documentary exposes hashish farmers’ vulnerability and officials' alleged involvement [26.04.2019] A BBC Arabic documentary tried to answer a daring question on hash cultivation in Morocco. Entitled Who is Getting Rich from Moroccan Hash?, the proj ...
Migrants and traditional use [25.04.2019] For the past several years, Fundación ICEERS, with the support of allied organisations such as the Transnational Institute (TNI), has been assisting ...
Trump Justice Department goes after overdose prevention sites as ‘crack houses’ [24.04.2019] Two major U.S. cities are trying to open facilities to save drug users’ lives, but the Trump administration is trying to stop them, arguing the facil ...
Where the war on weed still rages [15.04.2019] Marijuana possession led to nearly 6 percent of all arrests in the United States in 2017, FBI data shows, underscoring the level of policing dedicate ...
Major UN report condemns punitive drugs policies [15.03.2019] A new report from the United Nations System Coordination Task Team describes punitive drug policies as “ineffective in reducing drug trafficking or i ...
Tough cannabis policies do not deter young people – study [18.02.2019] There is no evidence that tough policies deter young people from using cannabis, a study has found. Analysing data about cannabis use among more than ...
Amnesty underway for users, possessors of cannabis [15.02.2019] The Drug Committee in Thailand approved three draft legislations for amnesty. If these drafts become law, even possessors of cannabis, who are not pa ...
History, not harm, dictates why some drugs are legal and others aren’t [30.01.2019] Drug-related offences take up a lot of the resources within Australia’s criminal justice system. In 2016–17 law enforcement made 113,533 illicit drug ...

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