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Rights Groups Say Iran Is Executing Nearly 2 People A Day For Drug Crimes

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

In the first five months of the year, Iranian authorities may have executed nearly 250 people for drug offenses, according to multiple human rights or...

Can Smart Development and the Rule of Law Help Curb Crime?

Irene Khan | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Irene Khan

Efforts to strengthen the rule of law pay off in ways that few other forms of development aid can. But success does not happen overnight. Legal reform, institution-building and greater levels of access to justice are initiatives that take time, financing and political will.

The Worst Place in the World for a Child

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Charles Radcliffe

Prison really is the worst place in the world to put a child. Which is why, as a response to juvenile criminality, it should only ever be considered a response of absolute last resort.

End the International Drug War to Control the Afghan Narco-State

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

The U.S. government has failed to stop the drug trade at home. Washington also has not created a competent, effective, and honest central government in Afghanistan. How effective will Kabul be in limiting opium production when American troops go home?

July 30: Raising Awareness Through Social Media on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Maya Laukaran | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Maya Laukaran

Did you know that human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world? No? Most people don't.

Leveling the Transnational Playing Field

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Luay Al Khatteeb

The playing field of transnational efforts against corruption is becoming more aggressive and arguably more effective judging by the number of high-profile multi-jurisdictional prosecutions or investigations of key players.

Postcard From Vienna: Europe's Stance on International Drug Policy

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Europe is a major consumer of drugs, and thus a major driver of the drug market. It is also the home of some of the best examples of evidence-based, people-centered, public health-driven policies and was a leader in the early and large-scale implementation of harm reduction.

The Big Business Of Cross-Border Crime

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business

VIENNA, July 16 (Reuters) - Turnover of cross-border organised crime is about $870 billion a year, more than six times the total of off...

Crime Actually Does Pay

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

* Criminal business one of the world's largest - U.N. * Threatens international development goals * Crime groups showing...

Ashton Kutcher to UN: Twitter, Facebook can be Great Weapons in Fight Against Human Trafficking

Pam Bristow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pam Bristow

I was fortunate enough to be present at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on November 4 for the launch of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons.