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The Resource Human rights and drug control : access to controlled essential medicines in resource-constrained countries, Marie Elske Gispen, (electronic resource)

Human rights and drug control : access to controlled essential medicines in resource-constrained countries, Marie Elske Gispen, (electronic resource)

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Human rights and drug control : access to controlled essential medicines in resource-constrained countries
Title
Human rights and drug control
Title remainder
access to controlled essential medicines in resource-constrained countries
Statement of responsibility
Marie Elske Gispen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Globally, millions of people suffer health and socio-economic related problems due to the unavailability of controlled essential medicines such as morphine for pain treatment, which leaves them in disabling and sometimes degrading situations. Controlled essential medicines are medicines included in the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, and whose active substance is listed under the international drug-control treaties. Their availability and accessibility therefore fall within the remit of both human rights and international drug-control law. Even though the unavailability of controlled essential medicines is generally caused by a multifaceted and complex interplay of factors, the current international drug-control framework paradoxically hinders rather than fosters the access to medicines. Human Rights and Drug Control analyses a human rights interpretation of the international drug-control framework with an emphasis on advancing the access to controlled essential medicines in resource-constrained countries. Its approach goes beyond the more conventional legal analysis and includes an ethical analysis as well as two case studies in Uganda and Latvia. It first aims to identify a human rights foundation of drug control by examining how human rights norms would balance the underlying tension: some controlled substances have a clear, evidence-based medical benefit, yet also have the potential to be misused, which may lead to dependency disorders. This makes it evident that States should regulate this delicate equilibrium, the challenge being how they can do so legitimately in light of human rights norms. Having explored this premise in the context of human rights law and theory, this book then applies these findings to Uganda and Latvia, - two 'best practice' countries - when it comes to improving the accessibility of morphine for pain treatment. Relying on qualitative research methods, the study explores whether the human rights basis of drug-control regulation may be adequately integrated into the structures of the present international drug-control system. It specifically deals with various technical, administrative and procedural obligations relating to the import/export and retail trade of controlled medicines. The book concludes with a proposal on how a human rights approach to drug-control may be advanced, specifically highlighting the importance of reconciling international obligations with the local reality in which these obligations come into play.--
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Gispen, Marie Elske
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • School of Human Rights Research series
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
80
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human rights
  • Drugs
  • Narcotic laws
  • Drug control
Label
Human rights and drug control : access to controlled essential medicines in resource-constrained countries, Marie Elske Gispen, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
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rdacontent
Contents
Access to Controlled Essential Medicines: Context, Background, Framing, and Focus -- Access to Controlled Essential Medicines and Aspects of Drug Control in Human Rights Law -- In Search of a Normative Justification -- Bridging Theory and Practice: Introduction to the Country Studies -- Country Study I : Uganda -- Country Study II : Latvia
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CR9781780687179
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 351 pages)
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online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781780687179
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055686632
Label
Human rights and drug control : access to controlled essential medicines in resource-constrained countries, Marie Elske Gispen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781780687179/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Access to Controlled Essential Medicines: Context, Background, Framing, and Focus -- Access to Controlled Essential Medicines and Aspects of Drug Control in Human Rights Law -- In Search of a Normative Justification -- Bridging Theory and Practice: Introduction to the Country Studies -- Country Study I : Uganda -- Country Study II : Latvia
Control code
CR9781780687179
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781780687179
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055686632

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