Drug control, human rights, and the right to the highest attainable standard of health: a reply to Saul Takahashi

Flacks, S. 2011. Drug control, human rights, and the right to the highest attainable standard of health: a reply to Saul Takahashi. Human Rights Quarterly. 33 (3), pp. 856-877.

TitleDrug control, human rights, and the right to the highest attainable standard of health: a reply to Saul Takahashi
AuthorsFlacks, S.
Abstract

A recent article in this journal challenged claims that a human rights framework should be applied to drug control. This article questions the author's assertions and reframes them in the context of socio-legal drug scholarship, aiming to build on the discourse concerning human rights and drug use. It is submitted that a rights-based approach is a necessary, indeed obligatory, ethical and legal framework through which to address drug use and that international human rights law provides the proper scope for determining where interferences with individual human rights might be justified on certain, limited grounds.

JournalHuman Rights Quarterly
Journal citation33 (3), pp. 856-877
ISSN0275-0392
YearAug 2011
PublisherJohn Hopkins University Press
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1353/hrq.2011.0049
Publication dates
PublishedAug 2011

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