As always, the CND represents an intensive period of engagement for IDPC; preparations involved producing practical and logistical material to support the civil society presence at the event, as well as the planning of IDPC side events and strategic interventions, briefings and orientation…
The GuardianMixmag drugs survey followed last Sunday's Observer article which reported that mephedrone is more popular now than when it was banned. What is clear and confirmed in the drugs survey, is that banning mephedrone was at best ineffective. It is therefore heartening that member states at…
Just when you start to see glimmers of hope that the troubled UN drug control system is opening up for a change process, its principal guardian, the INCB, does it again… In a press release on 5 July, the INCB secretariat condemned Bolivia’s decision to denounce the 1961 Single Convention on…
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 count these costs and explore the alternatives, using the best evidence available, to deliver a safer, healthier and more just world.
The final count after closure of the January 31 deadline to file objections to the Bolivian amendment to remove the ban on coca leaf chewing in the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, comes to 17 objections.
As per last year, IHRA and IDPC will once again be blogging live from the CND. Reporting on CNDblog is uploaded as the debates themselves are taking place, making CNDblog the fastest and most complete record of what is happening at CND.
In this presentation, IDPC called for integrated drug strategies, with an increased focus on public health, social inclusion and economic development, through robust institutional structures at the UN level.
The Global Network for Public Interest Law is seeking nominations for the second annual European Award for Partnership in the Public Interest, which will recognize the best pro bono legal project (or projects) undertaken jointly between a non-governmental organization and a law firm in Europe.
Uruguay may be poised to become the first country to opt for a state controlled and legally regulated cannabis market for medical as well as recreational purposes, including cultivation and distribution.
This report provides an analysis of the INCB report, specifically focusing on the report's foreword, thematic chapter, the Bolivia issue, and misinterpretations and omissions of key drug policy issues by the INCB.
This IDPC response provides an overview of the data and topics presented in the Report and where appropriate, within the broader context of the current state of the UN drug control framework, offer a critical analysis of both.
The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, has voiced concern about the outcome of recent referenda in the USA that would allow the non-medical use of cannabis by adults in Colorado and Washington.
In this statement at the UNAIDS PCB, INPUD blames UNODC's inadequate relationship with civil society networks and unwillingness to work in meaningful partnership with the community of people who use drugs.
The signing of the framework agreement marked significant progress in U.S.-‐Bolivian bilateral relations. Both governments should build on that success by using the accord as a venue to discuss areas of concern, friction, and consensus.