29.5 million people globally suffer from drug use disorders.

In 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs. Of these, around 29.5 million people – or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population – were engaged in problematic use and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence. Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 per cent of […]

Human Trafficking Might Constitute War Crimes

Editorial Comment: The Security Council today passed Human Trafficking resolution accusing the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant “ISIL-Da’esh” and other terrorist groups. According to UNHCR report issued 2016, over 22 thousand refugee children were missed in EU where is no ISIL and Da’esh. How and where these children disappeared? Who stop behind the trafficking […]

Second Sentence to Death by Hanging by Court in Gaza in Four Days

On Sunday morning, 9 October 2016, the Court of First Instance in Khan Younis sentenced T. L., 42, to death by hanging after being convicted of killing Dalia Mustafa Abu Ghraba, 12, resident of Khan Younis. The defendant was convicted of premeditated murder under articles (214, 215, and 216) of the Palestinian Penal Code No. […]

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants

Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UODC) said in his remarks at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants: “We need to protect refugees and migrants from violence, abuse and exploitation, and strengthen action against human trafficking and migrant smuggling as part of comprehensive, human-rights based responses to the crises we […]

Turkey Attempted Coup Points The Finger Toward The US and Israel

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has blamed the coup attempt on US-based religious leader Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic preacher and one-time ally who fell from Erdogan’s good graces for allegedly orchestrating a corruption scandal in 2012 and running a “parallel state”. In Istanbul on Saturday, Erdogan urged the United States to extradite the preacher.

The Obama administration would […]

NATO Heads Of State Summit Under The Dictate Of The US

Comment: “The gathering of NATO Heads of State and Governments in The Warsaw Summit rather will be not in sake of the EU. The NATO’s summit will as usual adopt a series of decisions, a package of US dictations sent earlier to NATO member states. For example, the US President Barack Obama demanded Germany to […]

Disproportionate Responses to Drug Related Offences Do Not Serve Justice

“Disproportionate responses do not serve the cause of justice, nor help to uphold the rule of law. In this regard, the application of the death penalty to drug-related offences has never been in the letter or the spirit of the conventions,” underscored said Yury Fedotov, the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime […]

Brussels Under Terror Attacks

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Many people have been killed or seriously injured in terrorist attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station, Belgium’s PM says.

Up to 28 killed in explosions at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station in Belgian capital, local media report.

Three explosions have hit the Belgian capital, killing up to 28 people, according […]

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