Speech by Mikhail Glochenko
Proportionality of sentencing
The question asked for the debate is what is proportionality used for drug offences;
the issue discussed in the prism of European Humasn Rights Court case law.
The three main threshhold of ECtHR has been analysed: legitimate aim, proportionality and necessary;
Aim: public health; public order, public morality
the discussio here goes out of the boundaries of the meeting; the famous “human rights activists” for children try to make arguments that is like morality, public expectations, drugs are evil and those who take them, talk about children and drugs was prevented by the chairperson to continue the session.
The discussions are permanently distructed by the comments made by Swedish delegation. The claim is that prisons work and people who use drugs need to go prison in order to get “cleaned”.
Yet again, the question of what is proportionate response to the drug crimes? Swedish delegation left;