This March 2017 report from Global Financial Integrity, “Transnational Crime and the Developing World,” finds that globally the business of transnational crime is valued at an average of $1.6 trillion to $2.2 trillion annually. The study evaluates the overall size of criminal markets in 11 categories: the trafficking of drugs, arms, humans, human organs, and cultural property; counterfeiting, illegal wildlife crime, illegal fishing, illegal logging, illegal mining, and crude oil theft.
Mujeres y delitos de droga en el Perú. Protocolo de atención a mujeres vinculadas a casos por tráfico de drogas
Published on 25/04/18
El presente protocolo tiene por finalidad mejorar las condiciones de acceso a la justicia para mujeres privadas de libertad en casos de tráfico ilícito de drogas en el Perú y busca orientar la asistencia legal prestada por estudiantes de derecho, abogados litigantes y defensores públicos.
Medicinal cannabis policies and practices around the world
Published on 20/04/18
The global debate about the regulation of cannabis has intensified in recent years, and jurisdictions have increasingly amended their legislation to allow for the medicinal or therapeutic use of the plant. Various countries in the Americas have enacted policies that enable patients to access certain types of preparations to alleviate symptoms, reduce pain or improve their quality of life. However, although all these experiences can be considered as progress, not all regulatory regimes are equal, and not all reforms will have the same impact. This paper aims to enhance our understanding of the state of reforms and their potential, as well as offer some general recommendations in an effort to improve public policies where legislation has already changed and informs on decision-making processes where the reform is still pending.
Aligning Agendas: Drugs, Sustainable Development, and the Drive for Policy Coherence
Published on 27/02/18
This report is the result of over a year of work by the International Expert Group on Drug Policy Metrics, convened by the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) and the International Peace Institute (IPI). This project reflects the growing chorus of voices calling for a better system for measuring the impact of drug policy. A first informal meeting took place at IPI in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly special session on the world drug problem in April 2016. After securing funding, the group met for a two-day-long meeting at CPPF in January 2017. The group then had a third meeting at IPI’s office in Vienna in March 2017, on the margins of the annual meeting of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
Global Prison Trends 2018 is the fourth edition in PRI’s annual flagship Global Prison Trendsseries, which identifies topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice.