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Intervention before the Constitutional Court in the revision of Decree-Law 249 of 2017, which regulates a specific hiring process for manual eradication for the implementation of the peace process

Dejusticia asked the Constitutional Court to declare invalid Decree-Law 249 of 2017 (DL 249/2017), for two reasons: in issuing this rule, the President of the Republic exceeded the special powers for peace because it did not demonstrate the strict necessity to regulate this subject by this extraordinary way; and the contracting procedure that regulates DL 249/2017 violates the constitutional principles governing public procurement.

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Persons Deprived of Liberty for Drug Offenses

The research of the Collective on Persons Detained, Processed and Imprisoned presents statistical information about detention and imprisonment for drug offenses in Latin America and advocates for an overhaul of drug laws and their implementation in Latin America. — La evidencia existente muestra que, a nivel mundial, la política de drogas ha implicado diversos costos…

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The State seems to negotiate with a dagger under the tablecloth

The drugs section of the peace agreement mentions strategies for the substitution of illicit crops, strengthening the fight against illegal finances and drug trafficking groups, paying attention to consumption and the promotion of an international debate on drug policy. However, it fell short in providing a comprehensive solution for communities associated with coca leaf cultivation.

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Post-UNGASS

The “United Nations General Assembly Special Session” about dugs (known as UNGASS) leaves a mixed balance for those that consider the international prohibition regime irrational and unjust and hence should be deeply reformed.

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After the Drug Wars

The post-‘war on drugs’ era has begun. Prohibitionist policies must now take a back seat to the new, comprehensive, people-centred set of universal goals and targets that we know as the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Women, Drug Policy, and Imprisonment

This guide, written by the Washington Office on Latin America, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the Inter-American Commission of Women, and Dejusticia, proposes drug policy reform to reduce the female prison population in the Americas.

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We Ask the Government to Immediately Suspend Glifosate Fumigations

We ask the Justice Ministry, as the President of the National Narcotics Council, the Technical Secretary of that organization, and the Anti-Narcotics Director of the National Police, to immediately suspend all glifosate spraying operations in the Colombian territory, in application of the precautionary principle.

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