Items tagged with INCB

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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...
INCB Watch [31.12.2019] The objective of INCB Watch is to promote the transparency and accountability of the International Narcotics Control Board, by publishing news, publi...
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...
The new opium wars [01.02.2017] Are pharmaceutical companies based in advanced economies the right ones to soothe the developing world’s pains? The International Narcotics Control B...
IDPC response to the 2015 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [28.09.2016] The Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB or Board) for 2015 is, like the broader international drug policy debate, colour...
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...
The other opioid crisis – people in poor countries can’t get the pain medication they need [24.03.2016] Hospitals in the U.S. and Europe routinely prescribe opioids for chronic cancer pain, end-of-life palliative care and some forms of acute pain, like ...
TNI at CND 2016: reports from Vienna [21.03.2016] The Transnational Institute (TNI) attended the 59th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna from the 14-22nd March. The CND negotiat...
Top US international drug official signals green light for countries to decriminalize [09.03.2016] William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, gave a qualified go-ahead for countries to ...
IDPC response to the 2014 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [07.10.2015] The advent of regulated cannabis markets in Uruguay and some US states over the past few years has constituted a profound shock to the international ...
International Law and Drug Policy Reform [03.07.2015] Drug policy reform is currently higher on the international agenda than it has been in recent memory. With a United Nations General Assembly Special ...
The 2015 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [14.06.2015] The international drug control regime is facing the most profound challenge of its existence. Member states have for some time been experimenting wit...
UNGASS 2016: Prospects for Treaty Reform and UN System-Wide Coherence on Drug Policy [28.04.2015] This paper explores key lessons from the 1990 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Drug Abuse (UNGASS 1990) and the 1998 Special...
Dr. Lochan Naidoo - A frank conversation about drugs [29.03.2015] The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Dr Lochan Naidoo, became a member of International Doctors for Healthier Drug Poli...
UN drugs body warns US states and Uruguay over cannabis legalisation [03.03.2015] The United Nations has renewed its warnings to Uruguay and the US states of Colorado and Washington that their cannabis legalisation policies fail to...
Drug control body concerned by pot legalization in some U.S. states [03.12.2014] The head of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) monitoring compliance with international drug control conventions expressed concern abou...
IDPC response to the 2013 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [14.08.2014] The publication of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Report for 2013 took place in the context of major shifts in the drug policy land...
Scheduling in the international drug control system [13.06.2014] While often viewed as an obscure technical issue, the problem of scheduling lies at the core of the functioning of the international drug control sys...
Global drug policy is still deadly and ineffective [02.06.2014] If you actually read the treaties, while they do set firm limitations on the legal, "non-medical" or "non-scientific" sale of schedule drugs — limits...
Uruguay not a ‘pirate’ [17.04.2014] The Uruguayan government has made a controversial move to regulate the production and sale of cannabis, believing that this will help in the fight ag...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat...
INCB speaks out against death penalty [05.03.2014] UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) unprecedented condemnation of the use of death penalty for drug-related offences is welcome if long...
UN: cannabis law changes pose 'very grave danger to public health' [04.03.2014] The International Narcotics Control Board ( INCB ) has launched a counter-offensive against moves to liberalise drug laws around the world, warning t...
Time for UN to open up dialogue on drug policy reform and end counter-productive blame-game [03.03.2014] As the UN International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) launches its annual report on Tuesday, 4 March, amidst an unprecedented crisis in the internat...
INCB vs Uruguay: the art of diplomacy [17.12.2013] International tensions over Uruguay’s decision to regulate the cannabis market reached new levels when Raymond Yans, president of the International N...
'Stop lying': Uruguay president chides UN official over marijuana law [14.12.2013] Uruguay’s president has accused the head of the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, of lying and double standards, after...
Uruguay's Prez rips into UN official over marijuana law: 'Stop lying' [12.12.2013] Uruguay's President Mujica shot back at the president of the International Narcotics Control Board, a U.N. agency, for saying that his administration...
Heroic Uruguay deserves a Nobel peace prize for legalising cannabis [11.12.2013] The response of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board to Uruguay's new drug regime has been to incant futile bromides. According to its chie...
The US incapacity to enforce federal drug laws - and the global consequences [31.10.2013] The US drug policy is changing, pitting states against federal law. This essay explores this inner friction of contradictory drug legislation, and wh...
IDPC response to the 2012 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [31.07.2013] Despite its unprecedented nature within the history of the international drug control regime, and regardless of warnings to the contrary, the Plurina...
The 2013 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [31.05.2013] Reflections upon this year’s CND are mixed. On the one hand, some states went further than ever before in openly challenging the current regime on th...
Statement at the 2013 Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) [15.03.2013] Ann Fordham of the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) delivered the NGO Statement to CND Plenary under Item 8: Preparations for the high-lev...
Crack down on cannabis, world body tells U.S. [13.03.2013] The United States must not turn a blind eye to the recreational use of cannabis in states that liberalize drug laws, the International Narcotics Cont...
Ex-DEA heads, U.N. panel urge feds to nullify Wash., Colo. pot laws [05.03.2013] Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs warned the federal government that time is running out to nullify Colorado and Washington's new l...
Is the INCB dangerous to your health? [04.03.2013] In what has become a chilling annual exercise, the UN's drug watchdog the International Narcotics Control Board released its annual report today. The...
Bolivians demand the right to chew coca leaves [13.01.2013] A major international row with wide-ranging implications for global drugs policy has erupted over the right of Bolivia's indigenous Indian tribes to ...
INCB President voices concern [15.11.2012] The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, has voiced grave concern about the outcome of recent referenda in th...
Governing The Global Drug Wars [23.10.2012] Since 1909 the international community has worked to eradicate the abuse of narcotics. A century on, the efforts are widely acknowledged to have fail...
Fact Sheet: Coca leaf and the UN Drugs Conventions [09.10.2012] Version in PDF 1. An ECOSOC mandated study published in 1950 as the Report of the Commission of Enquiry on the Coca Leaf, recommends to suppress “the...
Cannabis regulation in Uruguay: "Someone has to be first ..." [17.07.2012] 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 recreati...
IDPC Response to the 2011 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [30.06.2012] The response to the Board’s Annual Report for 2011 is organised under 5 inter-related headings: issues surrounding the Board’s homage to the Hague Op...
The 2012 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [29.04.2012] The year 2012 marks the centenary of the international drug control system and the first instance of a state being moved to denounce formally any of ...
When the UN Won't Condemn Torture You Know Something's Very Wrong [04.04.2012] When the UN's drugs watchdog, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), was asked recently about its official position on torture carried out...
INCB’s tortured logic [02.04.2012] On several recent occasions, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has refused to offer an opinion on sanctions that violate international...
Narcotics watchdog turns blind eye to rights abuses [28.03.2012] In a world where drug offences are punishable with the death penalty, torture or arbitrary detention, we must ask how far States can go to enforce th...
Letter to the International Narcotics Control Board on Capital Punishment for Drug Offences [14.03.2012] On several recent occasions, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has refused to offer an opinion on sanctions that violate international...
Commanding general confidence? [11.03.2012] This note provides an overview of human rights and international law concerns raised by the 2011 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control...
Towards revision of the UN drug control conventions [08.03.2012] Recent years have seen a growing unwillingness among increasing numbers of States parties to fully adhere to a strictly prohibitionist reading of the...
The Limits of Latitude [07.03.2012] Faced with a complex range of drug related problems, a growing number of nations are exploring the development of nationally appropriate policies tha...

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