New PDF release: Article 33: Protection from Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic

Human Rights

By Damon Barrett

This quantity constitutes a statement on Article 33 of the United countries conference at the Rights of the kid. it really is a part of the sequence, "A remark at the United international locations conference at the Rights of the Child", which supplies a piece of writing by means of article research of all major, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its not obligatory Protocols. for each article, a comparability with similar human rights provisions is made, by means of an in-depth exploration of the character and scope of country tasks deriving from that article. The sequence constitutes a vital software for actors within the box of kid's rights, together with teachers, scholars, judges, grassroots employees, governmental, non- governmental and foreign officials. The sequence is backed through the Belgian Federal technological know-how coverage place of work.

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76 77 20 chapter two interests to use drugs or to be involved in the illicit drug trade. Let us take that as self-evident and, indeed, the basis for article 33.  But it is not sufficient to stop there. As with so many areas the best interests principle raises many important questions: How does the best interests principle direct interpretation of international agreements on drugs? How does the principle shape drug laws and policies at national level? How does it shape programmatic responses to drug use among children and involvement in the drug trade?

122, 2000) para. 240, 2004) para. 226, 2004) para. 43; Thailand (UN Doc No CRC/C/ THA/CO/2, 2006) para. 54; Peru (UN Doc No CRC/C/PER/CO/3, 2006) para. 55; Malaysia (UN Doc No CRC/C/MYS/CO/1, 2007) para. 98; Bangladesh (UN Doc No CRC/C/BGD/CO/4, 2009) para. 66; Cameroon (UN Doc No CRC/C/CMR/CO/2, 2010) para. 57; Tajikistan (UN Doc No CRC/C/TJK/ CO/2, 2010) para. 54; Bahrain (UN Doc No CRC/C/BHR/CO/2-3, 2011) paras 59 & 60. 122 Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment No. 10: Children’s rights in juvenile justice (UN Doc No CRC/C/GC/10, 2007).

Narcotics Use in Sweden’, Swedish National Institute of Public Health, December 2010. The study referred to problematic drug use as contributing to ‘extensive social exclusion’ (at p. 17 of the English summary). 7/2011/7, 2011), para. 11 ‘It will be possible to draw a more comprehensive picture at the global level only when countries improve their reporting systems. To that end, countries should be encour- comparison with related human rights provisions 21 to drug use, and problems with data collection methodology.

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