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Title: Drugs and human rights : a constitutional approach
Author: Ingram, Kenneth
ISNI:       0000 0004 7658 417X
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2019
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This thesis examines whether it is an abuse of human rights to prohibit and criminalise a medically useful controlled drug. Specifically therefore, it examines whether the regime of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 is compatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human rights and the Human Rights Act 1998. As Article 8 is a qualified human right, it can be justified if infringement of it is a proportional interference in pursuit of a legitimate aim. This thesis argues, using medical cannabis as a case study, that such a justification cannot be mounted and the medical prohibition of a medically useful drug is, therefore, an abuse of human rights.
Supervisor: Aldridge, Judith ; Seddon, Toby Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: cannabis ; human rights ; proportionality ; drugs ; constitutional law