Lucha Contra el narcotráfico vs. protección de derechos humanos: Análisis desde el consumo de drogas en Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: Fight against drug trafficking vs. protection of human rights: Analysis from drug consumption in Colombia

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Abstract

Introduction: For states and international organizations, one of the main concerns regarding drugs is finding a balance between the fight against drug trafficking and respect for International Human Rights law. Objective: This article aims to analyze whether there is an international treatment for the protection of consumer rights in the Universal and Inter-American Human Rights System and if the elements addressed by these have been implemented in Colombian legislation and jurisprudence, in the development of international obligations on human rights adopted by Colombia. Materials and method: The research was carried out in three phases, following a qualitative, dogmatic and prescriptive methodology, the main input of which was the collection of national laws and instruments of the international framework of Human Rights, related to drug consumption and treatment, during the period 2010-2019. Results: The main findings showed that there are no international standards with a special focus for the protection and recognition of the rights of drug users. Likewise, no representative progress has been observed in national and international regulations, and although Colombian jurisprudence proposes some references to international laws, there is no indepth development of the subject. Conclusions: The main challenge is for the Colombian State to approach the subject from a different perspective other than just punishment.

Translated title of the contributionFight against drug trafficking vs. protection of human rights: Analysis from drug consumption in Colombia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)204-222
Number of pages19
JournalRevista Lasallista de Investigacion
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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