Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

In this paper, I will analyze the constitutional implications of criminalizing a number of drug-related conducts, including the use and provision of drugs. I will address these issues from the perspective of the different rights at stake, especially the right to autonomy, and discuss Arriola,[1] a decision adopted by the Argentine Supreme Court in 2009 which, for a combination of arguments, declares the criminalization of drug possession for personal use unconstitutional.

[1] Supreme Court, August 25, 2009.

Comments

Paper presented at SELA 2012 in Mexico City as part of the session on “Liberalism and the Limits of State Regulation.”

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