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By Damon Barrett

This quantity constitutes a statement on Article 33 of the United countries conference at the Rights of the kid. it truly is a part of the sequence, "A statement at the United international locations conference at the Rights of the Child", which supplies a piece of writing by means of article research of all significant, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its non-compulsory Protocols. for each article, a comparability with comparable human rights provisions is made, by way of an in-depth exploration of the character and scope of nation responsibilities deriving from that article. The sequence constitutes an important instrument for actors within the box of kid's rights, together with teachers, scholars, judges, grassroots employees, governmental, non- governmental and foreign officials. The sequence is subsidized by way of the Belgian Federal technological know-how coverage workplace.

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The law in question included the death penalty for drug offences. It has since been abolished for all offences, but indicates a lack of awareness of the Committee of the context in which this recommendation was made.  The Committee’s Concluding Observations (and the summary records of the meetings preceding these Concluding Observations), however, do reflect the development of the Committee’s deliberations over the years. Mexico serves as an example. 134 In the Concluding Observations of 1999 on Mexico 131 See for example, Government of Afghanistan, Initial Report of the State Party: Afghanistan, (Kabul/Geneva, 13 June, 2010) CRC/C/AFG/1.

72 There are, however, noticeable differences. For example, the word ‘illicit’ is only used for psychotropic substances indicating some existing forms of licit use, while this is not allowed for narcotics. This may not have been intended. Surely children are not supposed to be protected from medical (licit) uses of narcotics such as morphine? The word illicit is also missing from production and trafficking. But again, was licit production intended to be captured by article 28? The article requires its own commentary.

But what it requires of itself and what it means for the interpretation of article 33 requires development. What are available, accessible, acceptable and high quality services for children and parents who use drugs? 100 See for example (from the UK), Childline Casenotes ‘Children talking to ChildLine about parental alcohol and drug misuse’ ChildLine and NSPCC, August 2010; ‘Hidden Harm: Responding to the needs of children of problem drug users’ Report of an Inquiry by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, 2003.

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