2013 Food policy Other Health-related issues

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Recommendation for Belarus, Para.25 (2013)

Text of the recommendation

25. The Committee recommends that the State party effectively implement and enforce the existing legal and policy frameworks with regard to combating tobacco smoking, alcohol abuse and drug use and enhance its preventive measures, including but not limited to the promotion of healthy lifestyles and awareness-raising programmes about the serious health risks associated with such substance abuse. It also recommends that the State party apply a human rights-based approach to the treatment of persons abusing alcohol and drug users, and provide appropriate health care, psychological support services and rehabilitation to such persons, including effective drug dependence treatment such as opioid substitution therapy.


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Concluding observations on the combined fourth to sixth periodic reports of Belarus, E/C.12/BLR/CO/4-6 (2013). Par. 25. Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=4slQ6QSmlBEDzFEovLCuWzoufcs4rD6HOGEQguDH73ebwytTIqXJLJOJz4PD6B5lABS7ch8L%2FOb5RSFbdLA%2F%2B%2BSf%2FCn6kspnFTrnnrq%2FeMYP1wRUmM5wAkEA7BnQP%2F7c