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 March 5, 2010  Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

Sweden’s Council on Legislation (Lagrådet) has ruled against a government legislative proposal to allow drug tests on children below the age of 15.

The Local reported in February that the government had presented a raft of proposals aimed at tackling youth crime.

One of the proposals was for drug tests to be permitted for under-15s without the consent of their parents. The proposal was argued to help in detecting drug abuse in time so that the child can be given help. The drug tests were to be conducted by collecting a urine sample under supervision.

But the council has now recommended the rejection of the proposal to allow the drug tests, according to the Riksdag & Department newspaper.

Read more in The Local (Se).

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