Items tagged with ecuador

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Ecuador [31.12.2019] Overview of drug policies, drug law and legislative trends in Ecuador. Ecuador is going through a process of reform of its legislation on drugs and t...
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...
Why did Ecuador toughen up drug laws? [02.10.2015] Ecuador's Congress approved tougher penalties for small-time drug traffickers, an about-face from a more liberal policy which may have been prompted ...
The seven steps of drug policy reform in Ecuador [09.06.2015] Ecuador has entered a new era in drug policy and legislation. Twenty-five years after the last major legal reform, brought about by the famed Narcoti...
Ecuadorian activists want nothing less than universal marijuana [23.04.2015] Ecuador may be on the verge of a landmark shift in drug policy, as legislators debate the newly proposed Organic Law on Comprehensive Drug Prevention...
Ecuador is freeing thousands of drug mules [06.10.2014] In Latin America’s latest challenge to Washington’s “war on drugs,” Ecuador has quietly begun releasing thousands of convicted cocaine smugglers. The...
Ecuador set to release minor drug offenders in move away from harsh laws [05.08.2014] Around 2,000 inmates convicted of low-level drug offences could be released in Ecuador under a new criminal code, as countries across the Americas sl...
In Search of Rights [09.07.2014] The Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law ( Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho, CEDD) has published a new study that assesses state responses ...
Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas [27.06.2014] Latin America is now at the vanguard of international efforts to promote drug policy reform: Bolivia has rewritten its constitution to recognize the ...
Open letter to Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas [25.11.2013] We, the undersigned human rights organizations, address you on this Fourth Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security (MISPA) to follow up ...
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...
Drug Policy in the Andes [15.12.2011] Fifty years after signing the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and 40 years after the U.S. government declared a "war on drugs," ma...
Ecuador to Debate Decriminalization [24.10.2011] Proposed changes to Ecuador's penal code would decriminalize possession of drugs for personal use, including up to 10 grams of marijuana and hashish,...
The Case of Ecuador [08.12.2010] Ecuador has one of the most severe and unfair drug laws of all the countries included in Systems Overload: Drug Laws and Prisons in Latin America, a ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Ecuador [03.12.2010] Ecuador was never a significant center of production or traffic of illicit drugs; nor has it ever experienced the social convulsions that can result ...
The Real Meaning of Thousands Arrested on Drug Charges [04.10.2010] On September 29, 2010 the Associated Press (AP) published an article entitled Ecuador: Almost 3,000 Detained for Narco-Trafficking in Eight Months . ...
Drug Laws and Prison in Ecuador [12.07.2010] Ecuador has one of the harshest drug laws in the hemisphere. A non-violent drug offender can receive the same sentence, sometimes even stiffer, than ...
Drug Law Reform in Ecuador [01.05.2010] In Ecuador, the Correa government’s comprehensive justice sector reform project includes significant changes in drug legislation. The country has one...
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...
Pardon for Mules in Ecuador [17.02.2009] At the end of 2008, about 1,500 persons were released who were in Ecuadorian prisons sentenced for drug trafficking. The measure, known as “pardon fo...
Pardon for Mules in Ecuador [01.02.2009] At the end of 2008, about 1,500 persons were released who were in Ecuadorian prisons sentenced for drug trafficking. The measure, known as “pardon fo...

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