Adaptation of Ukrainian legislation on drug trafficking control
to the European Union legislation (separate aspects)
PhD. Oleksandr SHEVCHUK1
PhD. Igor PROTSIUK2
PhD. Sergii MOKHONCHUK3
PhD. Igor PAPUSHA4
Certain aspects of the adaptation of regulatory legal acts of Ukraine in the field of
drug trafficking con trol to EU legislation were stu died. The basis of this study uses an
interdisciplinary approach using comparative legal, dialectical a nd systemic methods.
Emphasis is placed on the fact that the world community does not have a unanimous
opinion on legal issues and areas of the modern drug control regime that would meet the
needs of the social and legal society and the current state of the drug situation in the
countries of the world, and health problems. It was established that the adaptation of the
regulatory legal acts of Ukraine in the field of drug trafficking control, the fight against
their use and treatment of drug addiction of patients should be based on the implemen tation
of public health programs. n its areas, should include the prevention of disease, prolonging
life and improving the health a nd well -being of the entire population, including drug-
addicted patients, for whom the state has an inherent responsibility. Ukraine participates in
Council of Europe conventions which establish common standards for this organization
and the European Union, it is important for the legal regulation of drug control in the
health field, but some norms of national legislation require consistency with the norms of
UN Conventions, and it is important to use positive legislative experience of selected
countries of the European Union. It is proposed to amend the regulatory legal acts that will
improve legal ways to protect people's rights to health protection.
Keywords: adaptation o f legislation, drug control, European Union, legal
regulation, international law.
JEL Classification: D86, K23, K33, K38
As of 2018, approximately 31 million people who take drugs are suffering
from drug abusing disorders, i.e. due to health damage they might require
1 Oleкsandr Shevchuk ‒ Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine, oleksandr-shevchuk@
2 Igor Protsiuk ‒Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine, firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 Sergii Mokhonchuk ‒ Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine, email@example.com.
4 Igor Papusha ‒ Military Academy, Odessa, Ukraine, firstname.lastname@example.org.