Items tagged with prohibition

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The Drug War Must End: More Evidence from Thailand [21.06.2011] Only weeks after the Global Commission on Drug Policy called for the end of the drug war, new video testimony from Thailand reinforces why this is a ...
Russia's punitive drug laws [18.06.2011] Life is especially difficult for the 6 million drug addicts living in Russia because methadone is banned, and they are reluctant to use the few avail ...
Four Decades Later, It's Time to Scrap the Dead-End Drug War [17.06.2011] I recently returned from the desert city of Durango, Mexico, where forensic officials are still trying to identify some 240 corpses discovered this y ...
On 40th Anniversary Of War On Drugs, Cops Decry Obama's Drug Policy [15.06.2011] Forty years after President Richard Nixon first declared a war on drugs, the officers who fought in it are calling for a truce. Former law enforcemen ...
Elected Officials, VIPs and Grassroots Slam Drug War on 40th Anniversary [14.06.2011] June 17 will mark forty years since President Richard Nixon, citing drug abuse as "public enemy No. 1," officially declared a "war on drugs." A trill ...
Russia defies growing consensus with declaration of 'Total War on Drugs' [08.06.2011] "Sending more people to prison will not reduce drug addiction or improve public health," said Anya Sarang, president of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation, ...
More Calls For A Drug War Cease-Fire [06.06.2011] Tomorrow marks the 79th anniversary of the beginning of the end of the U.S. prohibition on alcohol. On that day in 1932 John D. Rockefeller Jr., a vo ...
The Saturday interview: Richard Branson [04.06.2011] "I've seen the war on drugs and I've not been impressed," says Richard Branson. "Thousands of people are being killed in Mexico because of the demand ...
The drug war comes full circle [03.06.2011] The most striking name on the list is that of Kofi Annan. As secretary general of the United Nations in 1998, Kofi Annan presided over a special Unite ...
War on drugs not working, says global commission [02.06.2011] The global war on drugs has failed and governments should explore legalising marijuana and other controlled substances, according to a commission tha ...
Drug laws and bans on legal highs 'do more harm than good' [14.05.2011] The UK's "outdated" drug laws could be doing more harm than good and are failing to recognise that banning some "legal highs" may have negative conse ...
Drug laws 'may make matters worse' [31.03.2011] Police efforts to fight drug gangs tend to lead to more violence and an increase in murders, according to a new international study. The authors, wri ...
Drug Lords Celebrate the Drug War at the UN! [29.03.2011] When the United Nations adopted the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961, most people did not expect that 50 years later nobody will celebrate ...
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 ...
Fifty Years of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs: A Reinterpretation [19.03.2011] This year marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, signed on 30 March 1961. 73 countries were represente ...
Drug War Anniversary a Time for Reflection and Action [11.02.2011] Some anniversaries provide an occasion for celebration, others a time for reflection, still others a time for action. This June will mark forty years ...
The development of international drug control [01.02.2011] The emergence of more pragmatic and less punitive approaches to the drugs issue may represent the beginning of change in the current global drug cont ...
Latin American statesmen question drugs war strategy [27.01.2011] Three former Latin American presidents have declared the US-led “war on drugs” a failure and called for new strategies focusing on treatment to repla ...
Towards a new drug policy [25.01.2011] What are the benefits and risks of eliminating criminal penalties for marijuana possession for personal use? What are the risks and benefits of disti ...
Ending the futile war on drugs [27.12.2010] The war on drugs is a lost war, and 2011 is the time to move away from a punitive approach in order to pursue a new set of policies based on public h ...
The only winner in the 'war on drugs' [02.12.2010] The outcome of this militarisation of drugs policy has been overwhelmingly negative. Military involvement in such an irregular war was not only unrea ...
Drugs are a development issue - which is why we should legalise them [05.10.2010] If there is a "war on drugs", this is it. Mexico is undergoing worse violence than has been seen in Latin America in decades. President Felipe Calder ...
The Budgetary Impact of Ending Drug Prohibition [29.09.2010] The CATO report estimates that legalizing drugs would save roughly $41.3 billion per year in government expenditure on enforcement of prohibition. Of ...
US waves white flag in disastrous 'war on drugs' [16.01.2010] After 40 years of defeat and failure, America's "war on drugs" is being buried in the same fashion as it was born – amid bloodshed, confusion, corrup ...
The consequences and costs of marijuana prohibition [01.03.2009] This report draws on a wide range of data sources to assess the consequences and costs of enforcing criminal laws that prohibit the use of marijuana. ...
Prohibition versus Legalization [01.12.2007] Economists have been among the leading critics of current drug policies, but this criticism does not mean they have reached a consensus about specifi ...
Beyond Punitive Prohibition [01.03.2006] The primary objective of this paper is to evaluate whether the drug conventions permit states to experiment with alternatives to the punitive prohibi ...
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 ...
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the United Nations International Drug Control Programme [01.04.2003] Meetings of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) are no forum for debate and change. The author, a former senior officer of the United Nations Inte ...

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