Items tagged with conventions

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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...
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...
Possession of cannabis for personal use [01.01.2020] The legal status of cannabis for personal use is one of the most controversial policy issues in the European Union. Although cannabis is a classified...
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...
Taking stock of a decade of failed drug policies [22.10.2018] Ten years ago, UN member states set themselves a target ‘to eliminate or reduce significantly and measurably’ the illicit cultivation, production, tr...
The elegant way to end global cannabis prohibition: Inter se modification [18.10.2018] Countries that embrace legal regulation find themselves in breach of international law. In this video, we explain a strategy to resolve those treaty ...
Canada's legalization of marijuana could hurt farmers in poorer countries [17.10.2018] For decades poor farmers in countries like Jamaica and Morocco have risked the wrath of governments to grow cannabis as a cash crop. But as Canada be...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2017 [08.10.2018] In the approach to the 2019 Ministerial Segment and its review of international drug control, the INCB’s Annual Report for 2017 is arguably of specia...
Seek drug reform within international law: Tom Blickman [01.10.2018] Dating back to the latter part of 1800s, precisely in 1894-95, the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission consisting of medical experts of Indian and British o...
On the road towards the 2019 Ministerial Segment [25.09.2018] UN member states have agreed to hold a Ministerial Segment immediately prior to the 62 nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) ‘to take ...
Caricom Commission: Marijuana laws too draconian [08.07.2018] The Caricom Regional Commission on Marijuana has labelled existing regional marijuana laws as draconian and one which carries with it inappropriate c...
Russia cites UN body to blast Canada’s cannabis legalization [28.06.2018] Opponents of the Trudeau government’s plan to legalize marijuana in Canada are getting some unexpected if, perhaps, unwelcome support from the Russia...
INCB hearing on the use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes [07.05.2018] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) held a meeting with civil society representatives on the “the use of cannabis for medical and non-me...
In bid to intimidate Canada on cannabis regulation, INCB is reckless and wrong [04.05.2018] On May 1, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland appeared before the Canadian Senate’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International T...
Withdrawing from drug treaties over legal pot would be a ‘mistake’: Freeland [01.05.2018] Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is defending the Liberal government’s decision not to withdraw from three international drug treaties, whi...
Hearing on Bill C-45 as it relates to Canada’s international obligations [19.04.2018] The international dimensions of Bill C-45 are of utmost importance not only for Canada itself but for many countries around the world that are moving...
Senate Foreign Affairs Cmte won’t have time to examine how cannabis bill will affect international treaties [09.04.2018] The Senate committees are under a ‘tight timeline' to review the cannabis bill, and Conservatives say they could save major cannabis amendments for t...
“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 ...
Canada’s next steps on cannabis and the UN drug treaties [29.03.2018] Ever since the introduction of Bill C-45, questions have been swirling concerning Canada’s position relative to the UN drug control conventions: conv...
Remarks Allyn Taylor at 2018 CND side event Regulating Cannabis in Accord with International Law [28.03.2018] The prior panelists have made a concrete political and legal case for the codification of a treaty inter se to address the tension between state regu...
Balancing Treaty Stability and Change [22.03.2018] Legal tensions are growing within the international drug control regime as increasing numbers of member states move towards or seriously consider leg...
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 ...
Cannabis Regulation and the UN Drug Control Treaties [07.03.2018] Significant cannabis policy reforms are taking place that pose considerable challenges to the international legal framework for drug control, and beg...
Uruguay leads world in cannabis regulation but US law intrudes [28.02.2018] Uruguay was the first country in the world to fully regulate the cannabis market and so break free from a global prohibitionist regime that has preva...
If the U.S. legalizes marijuana, what happens to its international drug treaties? [10.01.2018] When Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Barack Obama-era federal policy that allowed recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, he di...
Yes, legalizing marijuana breaks treaties. We can deal with that [11.12.2017] Buzzing in the background of Canada’s debate on cannabis legalization is the issue of the three UN drug control treaties, and what to do with them. T...
Guyana to host consultations on marijuana use [03.11.2017] Guyana will host a consultation on the use of marijuana as part of the efforts by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments to conduct in-depth resea...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2016 [30.09.2017] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Annual Report for 2016 is, as usual, a mixed bag of high quality data and sometimes doubtful politic...
After blowing July 1 deadline, Canada seems likely to legalize pot while ignoring UN treaties [19.07.2017] Since a July 1 deadline to start withdrawing from international narcotics treaties has passed, the federal government is left with fewer, and much mo...
Uruguay sets path for Canada on marijuana legalization within international treaties [06.06.2017] Uruguay‘s envoy to Ottawa says his small South American country has opened up some breathing room for marijuana legalization within international tre...
Ottawa urged to withdraw from UN drug treaties ahead of pot legalization [02.06.2017] Opposition parties and international legal experts are calling on Ottawa to say what it plans to do about three UN drug treaties that pose a conundru...
Drug Control and Human Rights [01.06.2017] The Health and Human Rights Journal published a special section on Drug Control and Human Rights. This special section examines some of the many ways...
Ganja lobby wrong [15.05.2017] The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Jamaica has indicated that it has begun taking steps to change the schedule class of marijuana to effect amendments t...
The Case for International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Control [08.03.2017] The international drug control treaties contribute directly to an environment of human rights risk and violations. The drug treaties are what are kno...
A New International Legal Regime for a New Reality in the War Against Drugs [26.01.2017] After twenty-three years under the latest international agreement, drug consumption has risen, production has increased, and some states remain helpl...
Seiveright urges ganja farmers to look beyond ‘so so weed’ [19.01.2017] Delano Seiveright, a director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), says that ganja growers should look beyond farming “so so weed” in seeking t...
Cannabis and Cannabis Resin [13.10.2016] The scheduling under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs assumes a scientific justification. However, cannabis and cannabis resin have never been...
Canada faces choice on international drug treaties over legalized pot [02.10.2016] As Canada moves forward with its plan to legalize marijuana, government officials have at least one international conundrum to sort out: what to do a...
The United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem [31.08.2016] In October 2012, the governments of Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico issued a joint declaration calling for a UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGA...
Dr Gandhi to move Bill to legalise recreational drugs [12.07.2016] Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi said that he was working on an amendment to Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act 1985 of India to leg...
UNGASS 2016: A Broken or B-r-o-a-d Consensus? [05.07.2016] A special session of the General Assembly took place in April revealing a growing divergence in the global drug policy landscape. Difficult negotiati...
Cannabis Regulation and the UN Drug Treaties [16.06.2016] As jurisdictions enact reforms creating legal access to cannabis for purposes other than exclusively “medical and scientific,” tensions surrounding t...
New Report Offers Strategies for Regulating Cannabis in Ways that Uphold and Modernize International Law [16.06.2016] As an increasing number of jurisdictions consider whether and how to legalize and regulate access to cannabis, tensions are growing between these ini...
Legal cannabis cultivation would cut violent crime: report [30.05.2016] Legalizing cannabis cultivation and trade could reduce violent crime related to illegal cultivation and could therefore protect human rights, accordi...
Canada's marijuana legalization plan flouts 3 UN drug conventions [16.05.2016] The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana contravenes Canada's adherence to the UN drug control conventions, according to a commentary in t...
Rethinking the global war on drugs [25.04.2016] The U.S. is in the untenable position of violating the existing treaties — now that four states have legalized the sale of recreational marijuana. Th...
TNI at UNGASS 2016: reports from New York [20.04.2016] The Transnational Institute (TNI) attended the 30th session of the UN General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem in New York from the...
Cannabis and the Conventions: UNGASS and Beyond [19.04.2016] With an increasing number of jurisdictions enacting or contemplating reforms creating legal access to cannabis for purposes other than exclusively "m...
Weed and the UN: Why international drug laws won't stop legalization [19.04.2016] Under the outcome document for UNGASS that was drafted by diplomats in Vienna and formally adopted at UN headquarters in New York, weed still remains...
Trouble in Europe's pot paradise [18.04.2016] Though the Dutch have struck a compromise with international treaties that shows great results for reducing harm for drug users, the approach has lar...

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