Ensure drug addicts aged 12 to 18 are best protected when entering compulsory detoxification establishments

The Supreme People's Court is drafting the Ordinance of the National Assembly Standing Committee on the order and procedures for considering and deciding to send drug addicts from full 12 to under 18 years old to compulsory detoxification establishments in Vietnam. The People's Court.

Ensure that drug addicts from full 12 years old to under 18 years old are best protected when being sent to compulsory detoxification establishments

The Supreme People's Court said that on March 30, 2021, at the 11th session of the National Assembly, the National Assembly passed the Law on Drug Prevention and Control with many new contents, which has overcome the limitations and inadequacies in the provisions of the Law on Drugs Prevention and Control. Law on Drug Prevention and Control in 2000 (amended and supplemented in 2008). One of the new contents of the Law on Drug Prevention and Control 2021 is the regulation on compulsory detoxification for drug addicts from full 12 years old to under 18 years old.

According to the provisions of Article 33 of the Law on Drug Prevention and Control, drug addicts from full 12 years old to under 18 years old shall be sent to compulsory detoxification establishments in the following cases when (a) drug addicts fail to register sign, fail to perform or voluntarily terminate voluntary drug detoxification, (b) drug addicts during the period of voluntary drug detoxification are found to have illegally used narcotics, (c) drug addicts drug addiction without registration, failure to conduct or arbitrarily terminate the treatment of addiction to opiates with substitute drugs or terminate the treatment of addiction to opiates with substitute drugs due to violations of regulations. addiction treatment decisions.

According to the provisions of Clause 4, Article 33 of the Law on Drug Prevention and Control, the competence to decide to send drug addicts from full 12 to under 18 years old to compulsory detoxification establishments is considered by the district-level People's Courts. decision. However, this order and procedure has not been specified. According to the provisions of Clause 5, Article 33 of the Law on Drug Prevention and Control, the National Assembly Standing Committee stipulates the order and procedures for the People's Court to consider and decide to send drug addicts from full 12 to under 18 years old. age of entering compulsory detoxification establishments.

For the above reasons, the promulgation of the Ordinance on Order and Procedures for considering and deciding to send drug addicts from full 12 to under 18 years old to compulsory detoxification establishments is an urgent requirement.

The Supreme People's Court also said that the purpose of developing the draft Ordinance is to ensure that drug addicts from full 12 years old to under 18 years old are best protected when they are arrested by the measure of being sent to a detoxification establishment. tie; ensure the full application of international standards and regulations for persons under 18 years of age. Implement Vietnam's international commitments on the protection of human rights and the rights of people under the age of 18; better meet the requirements of protection, care and education of people under 18 years of age with drug addiction.

Applying compulsory detoxification measures to people from full 12 years old to under 18 years old mainly for the purpose of educating and helping them develop healthily and become useful citizens for society; protect the rights of persons from full 12 years old to under 18 years old in judicial proceedings and procedures in the spirit and principle of the best interests of persons under 18 years of age.

Minh Hien

Source: Cổng thông tin điện tử Chính phủ

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