Items tagged with brazil and decriminalization

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Drug Decriminalisation Across the World [31.12.2030] The criminalisation of people who use drugs compounds drug-related challenges and worsens health and welfare outcomes. Across the world, there is a g ...
Brazil Supreme Court judge calls for drugs legalisation to beat gangs [11.02.2017] A Brazilian Supreme Court justice called for the legalization of marijuana and even cocaine to undo the growing power of drug gangs behind a wave of ...
Cannabis in Latin America and the Caribbean [15.09.2016] Cannabis (or marihuana) is one of the most widely consumed psychoactive substances in the world. According to the United Nations World Drug Report, 1 ...
Ten years of drug policy failure in Brazil [27.08.2016] Ten years ago this week, Brazil passed a law intended to distinguish dangerous drug traffickers from simple drug users. By replacing jail sentences f ...
Latin America’s crackdown on drugs defies its progressive rhetoric [12.11.2015] “We were having dinner—my daughter, grandchild, and me,” says Ramona, a 67-year-old Mexican woman who is serving a sentence of four-and-a-half years ...
Landmark case in Brazil to test hard-line 'war on drugs' [21.08.2015] Brazil’s Supreme Court began hearing a landmark drug case that could change how drug users are punished. Conviction as a "user" in Brazil leads to a ...
Brazil Supreme Court debates decriminalization of drugs [18.08.2015] Brazil's Supreme Court began debating a drug case that could lead to the decriminalization of possession for personal use in the South American count ...
Case of prisoner caught with 3 grams of marijuana guides definition of drug possession in Brazil [11.08.2015] A marijuana case from July 2009 inside the provisional detention center of Diadema (SP) will guide the STF's (Supreme Court) verdict which will decid ...
Brazil may decriminalize drug possession [10.08.2015] Brazil can match to other countries in South America that decriminalized the illegal drugs possession and show more tolerance for the consumption and ...
Drug policy and incarceration in São Paulo, Brazil [14.06.2015] This briefing paper analyses the impact of drug policy on incarceration in São Paulo (Brazil), based on information collected among 1,040 people caug ...
Could drug decriminalization save Brazil’s slums? [24.10.2012] Brazil has been struggling with drug violence for years. The problem got so bad that the country passed a law in 2006 to distinguish between dealers ...
Brazil Launches Campaign to Decriminalise Drug Use [12.07.2012] A host of academic, legal, health, political and social figures are joining together to back a campaign to decriminalise drug use in Brazil, as tens ...
A breakthrough in the making? [25.06.2012] Remarkable drug policy developments are taking place in Latin America. This is not only at the level of political debate, but is also reflected in ac ...
Stepping away from the darkness [01.09.2009] The experiences of countries that have decriminalised drugs show that fears of explosions in drugs use are unfounded.
Too many in jail for drugs offenses in Brazil [13.08.2009] The Ministry of Justice in Brazil announced the results of research that show that there are too many people behind bars in Brazil for drug trafficki ...
Setting sights on future of drug policy [05.08.2009] Participants of the Seminar "Drugs Policies: Progresses and Retrocessions", held in Rio de Janeiro by Viva Rio and the Federal University of Rio de J ...
Drug Policy and the Courts: A Brazilian experience [01.08.2009] This report is a personal response from the author on the issue of Drug Policy and The Courts. A year ago, in the author’s professional practice, he ...
Tráfico de drogas e Constituição [01.03.2009] This study commissioned by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice underlines the disparity that exists between the depenalization of drug use and the incr ...

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