Items tagged with law enforcement

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‘Pacification’ of favelas not just a media circus [16.11.2011] The "take-over" of Rocinha, one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas, by heavily armed police and military units was seen by some as a media spectacle ...
Breaking the Silence [01.10.2011] This brief report outlines the links between cannabis prohibition in British Columbia (Canada) and the growth of organized crime and related violence ...
Tackling Violence in Mexico [10.09.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) translated the article La raíz de la violencia by Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez that was originally publis ...
From war on drugs to community policing in Rio [01.06.2011] Four decades after Washington declared its "war on drugs" and began to spread the doctrine south of the U.S. border, the government of the Brazilian ...
Expert Workshop on Supply-Oriented Harm Reduction [10.05.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) invited a group of 20 experts for a round-table discussion at the ...
The War on Drugs - Count the Costs and Explore the Alternatives [23.03.2011] The war on drugs creates massive costs, resulting from the enforcement-led approach that puts organised crime in control of the trade. It is time to ...
Police occupation hurts improved relations with favelas [30.11.2010] Reports of human rights abuses committed during the police and military occupation of several favelas in this Brazilian city are jeopardising local r ...
Militias in Rio de Janeiro [05.11.2010] Last month the film Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2) was released in Brazil. It is a sequel to the very successful 2007 film Elite Squad, a semi-fict ...
If Supply-Oriented Drug Policy is Broken, Can Harm Reduction Help Fix It? [01.08.2010] Critics of the international drug control regime contend that supply-oriented policy interventions are not just ineffective, but they also produce un ...
Saturation policing criminalises poverty, activists say [02.06.2010] The policy of a saturation police presence in the favelas or shantytowns that are home to around 20 percent of the population of Rio de Jnaeiro is mer ...
Effect of Drug Law Enforcement on Drug-Related Violence [01.04.2010] This report consists of a scientific review that illustrates the relationship between drug law enforcement and drug-related violence. Violence is amo ...
Jury still out on government’s hash crackdown [18.03.2010] It was exactly six years ago this week that police conducted their first full-scale raid on Pusher Street, the famed road in the city’s Christiania a ...
From Golden Triangle to Rubber Belt? [01.07.2009] In the Kokang and Wa regions in northern Burma opium bans have ended over a century of poppy cultivation. The bans have had dramatic consequences for ...
Mixed reviews for ‘community policing’ in slums [21.05.2009] The police, who used to shoot first and ask questions later in Santa Marta, a Rio de Janeiro shantytown, are now getting on well with the local commu ...
Towards a harm reduction approach to enforcement [01.01.2009] Harm-reduction as a policy goal implies targeting directly drug-related harms rather than drug use itself. So far it has been largely a public health ...
Police, Harm Reduction, and HIV [01.04.2008] Injecting drug users (IDUs) account for the largest share of HIV infections in China, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, and much of Southeast Asia. Harm ...
Recalibrating the Regime [04.03.2008] This new report, co-authored by the HR2 team, looks at the tensions between some aspects of the global drug control system and international human ri ...
Law enforcement and Australia’s 2001 heroin shortage [31.01.2008] Globally, illicit drug policy is largely based on two central policy objectives. The first is to reduce the demand for illegal drugs mainly through c ...
Displacement of Canada’s largest public illicit drug market in response to a police crackdown [10.05.2004] Law enforcement is often used in an effort to reduce the social, community and health-related harms of illicit drug use by injection drug users (IDUs ...
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 ...
Full scope on the War on Drugs [30.04.1998] An elderly cleaning lady enters the huge empty UN aula in New York with her polishing cart, to get the venue spic-and-span for an important upcoming ...

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