August 03
2021
download app
download appDOWNLOAD OUR APP
download google-play
download app-store
Dolores Utrilla
share
27th November 2019
Human Rights

ECtHR: It’s ok to refuse to give methadone to drug addicts

In Abdyusheva and Others v. Russia (Application no. 58502/11), the European Court of Human Rights found no violation of the right to respect for private life (Article 8 ECHR) by Russia for refusing requests for replacement therapy for the opioid use of drug addicts. The substances requested as substitutes, methadone and buprenorphine, are prohibited as medical treatment in Russia to all patients. The ECtHR has endorsed the decision of Russian authorities, taking into account the public-health risks of replacement therapy, as well as the individual situation of Ms Abdyusheva, who was receiving medical assistance.

Read the judgment (in French) here.

×

Your privacy is important for us

We use cookies to improve the user experience. Please review privacy preferences.

Accept all Settings

Check our privacy policy and cookies policy.

Cookies