Mar 152010
 March 15, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance, Youth & Schools

The Swedish government has ignored the advice of Sweden’s Council on Legislation (Lagrådet) and proposed the introduction of drug tests on children below the age of 15.

“Early intervention against young abusers is absolutely crucial,” said Beatrice Ask, Sweden’s justice minister.

In a previous ruling, the council weighed the invasion of personal integrity occasioned by the supervised collection of a urine sample against the benefits of a child getting help to counter their drug use, and concluded that the invasion of personal integrity was disproportionate.

Read more on The Local (Se)

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