Seeking Rehabilitation and Treatment for Drug Dependents under the Drug Court of Maldives
- Author(s): Asadulla Shafee Ahmed
- Social Studies
Paper ID: UIJRTV4I60010
This qualitative study looks into the Maldives, a facing a drug epidemic with a high number of people requiring drug rehabilitation treatment and having had implemented a new drug act with new institutions to address the issue of drugs and to ensure its treatment, including the establishment of the new drugs court, where opportunity for rehabilitation could be provided for everyone requiring such treatment. This study identified the procedural issues with regards to the Drug Courts mandate where it found constitutional rights issues with regards to its enforcement and in the law. The finding of this study could be utilised to address the issue of drug rehabilitation procedure of the Drug Court so that everyone requiring treatment are provided with much needed rehabilitation opportunities.