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As part of its activities to promote the debate on common strategies related to the EU-LAC bi-regional association, the Foundation carries out research and studies on issues identified by both regions.

These studies are published in this section of the web site, in order to encourage debate and promote exchange on best practices and specialised knowledge.

 The publications are organised into the following series: Bi-Regional Economic Perspectives; Bi-Regional Relations; Conferences; Democracy Studies; ECLAC / EU-LAC Bi-Regional Outlook; EU-LAC Forum of Global Governance and Reflection Fora. We also publish a Newsletter.

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    UNGASS 2016 Can Unite Us Against Illicit Drugs, by Fedotov

    Tackling the world drug problem is one of the most urgent and difficult tasks currently facing the international community. Illicit drugs pose interconnected challenges to peace, human rights, health, justice and sustainable development around the world. ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Yury Fedotov
    Published in:
    Austria, 4 March 2016
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    A Public Health Approach as a Base for Drugs Policy: a main outcome of UNGASS 2016, by Goulão

    Since the last United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS), the drug policy landscape has changed. Indeed, there is an ongoing international debate on a need for a change on the status quo, with some countries calling for a new ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    João Castel-Branco Goulão
    Published in:
    Portugal, 4 March 2016
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    Hungarian Priorities at UNGASS, by Dán

    The drug market continues to change rapidly, the consumption levels of both heroin and cocaine stabilized, but simultaneously the use of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and the abuse of prescription drugs rose significantly in our region. Hungary was ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Károly Dán
    Published in:
    Austria, 15 March 2016
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    Jamaica’s Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act 2015, by Golding

    In recent years the winds have changed internationally. Several countries, including Jamaica, have been reviewing their laws in relation to cannabis. It is generally agreed that these reforms have made Jamaica’s law more consistent with the cultural, ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Mark Golding
    Published in:
    Jamaica, 15 March 2016
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    Dealing with the drug problem: towards evidence-based policies, by Koenders

    The Netherlands and the European Union have strong track records of developing evidence-based policies on drugs. The available evidence leads us to conclude that drug policies should strike a balance, combining sensible measures that curb the demand for ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Bert Koenders
    Published in:
    Netherlands, 15 March 2016
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    Brief overview of small advances in the comprehensive combat against drug trafficking, by Cálix

    Coinciding with the UNGASS 2016, to be held in New York, is the final fine-tuning of the draft of the new Honduran Criminal Code. The bill includes criminal types related to drug trafficking, proposing penalties substantially lower according to the ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Soraya Carolina Cálix
    Published in:
    Honduras, 15 March 2016
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    People-centred strategies respecting Human Rights and public health, by Paredes Rosero

    UNGASS shall generate a common front facing the new dynamics and realities of the world drug problem. Among Colombia’s recommendations, I would like to single out greater flexibility within the conventions’ dispositions, providing room for a broad range ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Martha Paredes Rosero
    Published in:
    Colombia, 14 March 2016
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    Cooperation Programme between Latin American, the Caribbean Countries and the European Union on Drugs Policies (COPOLAD): An integrated, balanced and evidence-based approach at the heart of the EU-CELAC cooperation, by Butkeviciene

    Confronting the world drug problem is a common challenge for all of us; in this light Drugs are an important chapter of the EU-CELAC relations. Furthermore, the EU has developed a comprehensive set of political, operational and technical exchanges and ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Jolita Butkeviciene
    Published in:
    European Union, 14 March 2016
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    UNGASS 2016: Considerations from the Peruvian experience, by Otárola Peñaranda

    The phenomenon of illicit drugs is one of the most urgent public affairs of contemporary politics. There is practically no indifferent State to the narcotic drugs control or the prevention of its consumption. The political field on this theme is now ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Alberto Otárola Peñaranda
    Published in:
    Peru, 14 March 2016
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    Recovery and Social Integration in Drug Policy, by Rubini

    San Patrignano has been working in the field of drug rehabilitation for almost 40 years, promoting the concept of recovery and social integration, and advocating for international drug policies that take into consideration the voices of drug users. The ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Elisa Rubini
    Published in:
    Italy, 14 March 2016

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