Decriminalisation Approach to Drug Use from a Human Rights Perspective

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • erschienen am 26. Januar 2018
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 324 Seiten
978-613-7-33127-9 (ISBN)
War on Drugs around the world for decades has shown negative consequences for many societies. Through the prohibitionist or criminalization approach, the War on Drugs fails to protect human rights for people who use drugs and their families. This happens in Indonesia as well. The negative impacts include disproportionate sentenced for people who use drugs or small possession, countless known and unknown torture cases, overcrowded prisons, and the high numbers of blood-borne diseases. Indonesia urgently needs an alternative approach to War on Drugs. This book aims to describe the failure of the criminalization approach against people who use drugs and their family in Indonesia. In addition, this book explores the struggles to counter the consequences of War on Drugs and urges the call for applying the decriminalization approach in Indonesia. Finally, learning from many countries and from many years of failures of applying the criminalization approach, this book concludes that even within the decriminalization approach, the human rights perspective should take precedence over the drug control under War on Drugs narrative.
  • Englisch
  • Höhe: 220 mm
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  • Breite: 150 mm
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  • Dicke: 19 mm
  • 499 gr
978-613-7-33127-9 (9786137331279)
613733127X (613733127X)
Asmin Fransiska is a Human Rights Lecturer at Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. She holds LL.M in International Human Rights Law, from Northwestern University, USA. She pursued her Doctor in Law at Justus Liebig University, Germany. Her areas of interest are human rights and drug policy, especially issues related to the right to health.
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