Items tagged with human rights

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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...
International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy [01.01.2020] Established in 2009, the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy is dedicated to developing and promoting innovative and high quality le...
The UN Drug Control Conventions [31.12.2019] For more than ten years, TNI’s Drugs & Democracy programme has been studying the UN drug control conventions and the institutional architecture of th...
The people left behind by Philippines' brutal war on drugs [14.08.2018] One year after visiting the Philippines to document the impact of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs, photographer James Whitlow Delano r...
Philippine police vow 'surgical and chilling' war on drugs, crime [30.07.2018] Philippine police vowed to revamp and intensify a fight against crime and drugs, a week after President Rodrigo Duterte promised no letup in a bloody...
Duterte vows more bloodshed in Philippine ‘drug war’ [23.07.2018] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to continue his murderous “ war on drugs,” saying “it will be as relentless and chilling as on the day it ...
In bloody drug war, Mexico's new leader may try negotiating [02.07.2018] For the past 12 years, Mexico has fought violent drug gangs by deploying thousands of police, soldiers and intelligence officers to crack down on car...
Philippines' Duterte says no 'justice' for families of drugs war casualties [19.06.2018] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the families of people killed in his controversial war on drugs will not receive “justice”, rejecting calls...
Pledge to arm Philippine community chiefs sparks 'Wild West' fears [13.06.2018] T he Philippines interior ministry plans to acquire pistols for community leaders willing to fight crime, sparking fears of more lawless bloodshed in...
Is Sweden's zero-tolerance approach to drugs a failing model? [17.05.2018] Sweden is accustomed to being praised for its forward-thinking approach, but there's one area where many feel it lies behind the curve. The country's...
'I will arrest you': Duterte threatens ICC lawyer over 'war on drugs' [13.04.2018] Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to arrest an International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor if she conducts activities in his cou...
“The drug market is thriving” while the Commission on Narcotic Drugs limps along [08.04.2018] “The drug market is thriving” is one of the key messages in UNODC’s 2017 World Drug Report. This is an important admission from the UN’s lead agency ...
Philippine court halts govt move to keep drug war kill records secret [03.04.2018] The Philippine Supreme Court ordered police to hand over full records of thousands of deadly encounters in the country’s war on drugs, thwarting a go...
Indonesia criminal code overhaul a step backwards for drug policy [30.03.2018] As more countries move away from drug prohibition, Indonesia is about to step up its efforts to defend it. Proposed revisions to the country's crimin...
UN Human Rights Council reaffirms role of human rights in international drug policy debate [28.03.2018] Last Friday evening, 23 March 2018, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council concluded its 3-week long session by voting to adopt a Resolution re...
Philippines tars rights groups with ‘drug lords’ smear [26.03.2018] Philippine presidential spokesman Harry Roque alleged that “some human rights groups have become unwitting tools of drug lords to hinder the strides ...
The war on drugs breeds crafty traffickers [26.03.2018] Politicians often escalate drug war rhetoric to show voters that they are doing something. But it is rare to ignore generations of lessons as Preside...
Regulating Cannabis in Accord with International Law: Options to Explore [16.03.2018] As a growing number of countries move towards legal regulation for non-medical cannabis, governments are pushing the boundaries of the three UN drug ...
Duterte to withdraw Philippines from ICC after 'outrageous attacks' [14.03.2018] The Philippines said it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to what President Rodrigo Duterte called “outrageous” attacks ...
BNN to continue gunning down drug dealers: Chief [05.03.2018] Newly-installed head of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), Insp. Gen. Heru Winarko, said he would continue the programs of his predecessor, Budi Wa...
Rodrigo Duterte tells police not to cooperate in drug war investigation [02.03.2018] President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippines’ police and soldiers not to cooperate in any investigation into his bloody war on drugs, amid i...
Duterte to Int'l Criminal Court: Drug war continues, case or no case [12.02.2018] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to appear unfazed by the International Criminal Court’s preliminary examination into his drug war, saying...
Philippines says Hague Tribunal will investigate Duterte over drug war [08.02.2018] The International Criminal Court is opening a preliminary investigation into accusations that President Rodrigo Duterte and other Philippine official...
Philippine police return to war on drugs, cannot promise no bloodshed [29.01.2018] Police in the Philippines resumed President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, making visits to the homes of users and dealers to convince them to surre...
The War on Drugs in Southeast Asia [29.01.2018] While the world’s attention has been focused on the carnage of the Philippine Drug War, which has resulted in an estimated 13,000 deaths from anti-na...
Iran's easing of drug laws could halt execution of 5,000 prisoners [10.01.2018] The lives of more than 5,000 prisoners on death row in Iran could be spared as a change in the law abolishes capital punishment for some drug-traffic...
The end of cannabis tolerance in Spain [02.01.2018] After decades of relative tolerance towards Cannabis in Spain, the Constitutional Court decides that cannabis clubs are criminal. Years of government...
Duterte's drug war in 2017: The year of deaths and denials [19.12.2017] It's been a news cycle of deaths and denials in 2017 in the Philippines. Practically every day TV footages, online posts, and newspaper photos showed...
How a secretive police squad racked up kills in Duterte's drug war [19.12.2017] Soon after President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugs, a small group of police officers from his hometown Davao arrived in the Philippine ca...
Police have killed dozens of children in Philippines war on drugs, Amnesty says [04.12.2017] Police have killed dozens of children in the “war on drugs” in the Philippines in the last 18 months, Amnesty International said. The rights group ur...
Asia’s violent anti-drug crackdowns are hurting people, not the drug trade [09.11.2017] With regional and international heads of state gathering in Manila for the 31st Asean Summit, it seems appropriate to examine whether there are more ...
Killings won't solve drug problem, ex-Thai PM Abhisit says [21.10.2017] Recounting the experience of Thailand, former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said killing addicts can never solve the drug problem, as long as...
Indonesia endorses killing drug suspects to cut costs [16.10.2017] Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN) head has an innovative approach to reducing incarceration costs: killing drug suspects so that they never...
Philippine lawyers ask Supreme Court to halt 'illegal' war on drugs [11.10.2017] Philippine lawyers filed an injunction with the Supreme Court to try to stop President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, calling it as an illega...
Is the Philippines violent drug war spreading to Indonesia? [06.10.2017] The Philippine war on drugs, led by President Rodrigo Duterte, has been eviscerated by human rights advocates due to its reliance on extrajudicial ki...
'Philippines risks ICC intervention if it snubs human rights recommendations' [02.10.2017] The Philippines risks international erosion of trust in its institutions and the intervention of the International Criminal Court if it doesn't act o...
Edging forward [30.09.2017] Diplomatic processes at the United Nations are notoriously slow and difficult, perhaps increasingly so in a modern world of multi-polar geopolitics a...
Philippines tells UN rights body: No extrajudicial killings [23.09.2017] The Philippine government has denied the existence of extrajudicial killings in the country before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), r...
Third Philippine teen killed, threatening to turn sentiment turns against President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war [06.09.2017] A 14-year-old boy whose body was found with dozens of stab wounds is the latest atrocity in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, critics ...
The Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users looks back on 20 years fighting for human rights [04.09.2017] In the late summer of 1997, a poster with a message aimed at drug users appeared on electrical poles around the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver. “Meet...
Philippines’ Duterte admits murderous ‘drug war’ is unwinnable [31.08.2017] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that his abusive "war on drugs" is unwinnable. Duterte told a gathering of military personnel that ...
'Please stop!' Brutal killing of a student in Philippines drug war sparks nationwide anger [23.08.2017] T he killing of a 17-year-old student in the Philippines has sparked nationwide protest and multiple government investigations, moves which many hope...
Iran plans to decriminalise drug use allowing government to give diluted drugs to addicts [27.07.2017] Iran could be on the verge of decriminalising some forms of drug use to allow the government to distribute drugs to addicts. By allowing the governme...
Why Jokowi's war on drugs is doing more harm than good [26.07.2017] Indonesian President Joko Widodo has directed police to shoot suspected drug dealers, citing the need to be "firm" in the face of a national "narcoti...
Rodrigo Duterte pushing Philippines' drugs market to Indonesia, anti-narcotics chief says [26.07.2017] Indonesia's anti-narcotics chief has declared Indonesia to have the "biggest" illicit drugs market in the world, revealing 72 international drug synd...
The EU adopts its most progressive drug action plan ever [25.07.2017] Although it was without much fanfare that the European Commission, in July 2017, published the new Action Plan on Drugs (2017-2020), the drug policy ...
Duterte hits drug war critics [24.07.2017] President Rodrigo Duterte blasted his critics who allegedly turn a blind eye on crimes in the country while supporting "Western experts" who have con...
Joko Widodo: Police should shoot suspected drug dealers [23.07.2017] President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has instructed police to shoot suspected drug dealers to combat what he considers a narcotics emergency facing Indones...
International cooperation against the world drug problem [19.07.2017] This report prepared by the UN Secretary-General for the 72nd Session of the General Assembly provides an overview of the global situation on drugs, ...
PH jail congestion rate soars to over 500% amid drug war [16.06.2017] The Philippines' cramped jails had to accommodate more inmates in 2016 amid the government's crackdown on drugs as well as other issues, resulting in...

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