Blog Posts: Drugs and other contraband

Colombian peace accord aims to balance justice, redress, and demobilization

A peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group would create two new courts to try war crimes from the country's fifty-year conflict.


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No Comments | Posted by Melodie Pellot-Hernandez on Sat. October 17, 2015 5:36 PM
Categories: Colombia, Drugs and other contraband, Insurgency, International Court of Justice, Latin America, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts)

Does State Marijuana Legalization Violate International Law?

The United States broke boundaries in 2012 when two states, Washington and Colorado, became the first U.S. states to legalize recreational marijuana use.  The trend continued in 2014, when voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C. voted to approve recreational marijuana legalization.  But, in doing so, the U.S. did not just indicate a major shift in its own long-standing national policy – it violated international law.
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No Comments | Posted by Michael B. Cohen on Sun. November 23, 2014 8:56 PM
Categories: Conflict of Laws, Drugs and other contraband, United Nations

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