Failure of drug prohibition and criminalization to protect children

The HIV Legal Network, in collaboration with the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation, made a submission on drugs and drug policy to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, as it reviewed Canada’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In the submission, we emphasized that drug prohibition and criminalization have failed to be appropriate measures for protecting children, including children who use drugs, thus violating various Articles of the Convention.

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