Article 33: Protection from Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic by Damon Barrett

By Damon Barrett

This quantity constitutes a statement on Article 33 of the United international locations conference at the Rights of the kid. it really is a part of the sequence, "A statement at the United countries conference at the Rights of the Child", which supplies a piece of writing by means of article research of all substantial, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its non-compulsory 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 nation tasks deriving from that article. The sequence constitutes an important device for actors within the box of kid's rights, together with lecturers, scholars, judges, grassroots employees, governmental, non- governmental and overseas officials. The sequence is backed through the Belgian Federal technological know-how coverage place of work.

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34(f ). 12/TJK/CO/1, 2006) para. 12/UKR/CO/5, 2007) para. 12/POL/CO/5, 2009) para. 12/ KAZ/CO/1, 2010) para. 12/MUS/CO/4, 2010) para. 27. 12/RUS/Q/5, 2010) para. 36. 3, 2009) paras 57–80; and the Special Rapporteur’s Annual Thematic Report to the UN General Assembly, (UN Doc No A/65/255, 2010), focusing on drug control.  Poverty and economic necessity are considerable drivers towards involvement in the drug trade, either at street level among street-involved children, in relation to transport in the form of drug ‘mules’/carriers, or in rural settings in the production of subsistence crops such as coca and opium poppy.

A much used formulation or close variation thereof has been to ‘take action to combat drug and alcohol abuse by children, including through public education awareness campaigns, and ensure that children who abuse alcohol and/or use drugs and other harmful substances have access to effective structures and procedures for treatment, counselling, recovery and reintegration’. 184, 2002) para. 229, 2004) para. 247, 2004) para. 257, 2005) para. 68.  The general lack of information reaching the Committee may also contribute to the occasionally problematic recommendations that are made.

Note 18) para. 29. 114 Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment No. 3: HIV/AIDS and the Rights of the Child, (UN Doc No CRC/GC/2003/3, 2003). scope of article 33 31 and adolescent health115 (both from 2003) when reporting on the disability, basic health and welfare cluster. Both of these General Comments included drug use. In the context of HIV/AIDS, for example, this would indicate that the Committee now requires information on services focusing on HIV prevention among young people who inject drugs.

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