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|Publication Year:||2016||Title:||Human Rights and Drug Control|
|ISBN:||9781849467063||Author:||Saul Takahashi (author)|
|It has become almost accepted kwledge within international policy circles that efforts against drug trafficking and drug abuse violate human rights, and that the entire international drug control regime needs to be changed (or even discarded altogether) to adopt a more 'rights respecting' approach. Though this view has been promoted by many prominent figures and organisations, the author of this book uses his expertise in both human rights and drug control to show that the arguments advanced in this area do t stand close scrutiny. The arguments are in fact based on selective and questionable interpretations of international human rights standards, and on a general tion - more and more clearly stated - that there is a human right to take drugs, and that any effort to combat drug abuse by definition violates this right. There is such right in international law, and the author objects to the misuse of human rights language as a marketing tool to bring about a 'back door' legalisation of drugs. Human rights issues must be addressed, but that in way means that the international drug control regime must be discarded, or that efforts against drugs must be stopped.|
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||223294033|
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|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Series Title||Studies in International Law|
|Format Details||Hardback (Stationery)|
|Author Biography||Saul Takahashi teaches human rights law at Aoyama Gakuin University, in Tokyo. His previous positions include Refugee Officer at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, Drug Control Officer at the Secretariat of the International Narcotics Control Board, and Deputy Head of Office in Occupied Palestine for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. He has authored numerous publications in English and Japanese.|
|Country of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Subject||International Law: Professional|
|Date of Publication||11/08/2016|
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