Drugs and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Unpacking Article 33

Date: 08 November 2010

Damon Barrett, a Project Director at the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy today gave a presentation at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, as part of a seminar co-sponsored by the university, the international centre and Human Rights Watch.

The presentation entitled "Drugs and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Unpacking article 33" sets out the simplistic messages that surround article 33 of the CRC (the only provision in any of the UN human rights treaties to refer to drugs) that tend to limit the article to prevention and to visions of a 'drug free world'. It goes on to analyse the article itself part by part, critiquing those simplistic messages, and explaining how the CRC has far more to offer as a lens for alanysing drug policies.

The presentation is available for download.

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