Disinfo: Child Rights’ Code and UNICEF encourage drug and alcohol use among teens

Summary

According to UNICEF’s conclusion, reflected by the Georgian Parliament in the Code on the Rights of the Child, a parent should not prohibit a child from using drugs and alcohol…As soon as this “law” enters into force, parents will be under pressure and will be strictly punished by law if they demonstrate even minor strictness towards children, for example, if they do not allow them to go somewhere or scold them for their clothing, or prohibit them from using alcohol or so called soft drugs.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on values and moral decay. Repeating targeted campaign against UNICEF.

Article 33 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child reads that participating states shall take all appropriate measures to protect children from the illicit use of narcotic drugs. Furthermore, article 63 of Georgia's Code on the Rights of the Child strictly prohibits the sale of alcohol, drugs, psychoactive, toxic and other harmful substances to children.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 183
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Georgia
  • Keywords: Western values, UN
  • Outlet: Georgia and World
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