Side event on “After a Drug War: Ending Extrajudicial Drug War Killings and Extending Transitional Justice for Victims”

21 Mar, 2024 | Comunicati Stampa

67th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Vienna, 21 March 2024

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Keynote Speaker: Leila de Lima
Senator, Republic of the Philippines from 2016-2022

(via Zoom)

Agnès Callamard, Secretary General, Amnesty International (via Zoom)
Zaved Mahmood, Human Rights and Drug Policy Advisor, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Socorro Reyes, Human Rights Defender and Former University Professor of Leila de Lima
Intro by David Borden, Executive Director, DRCNet Foundation AKA
Panel and speaker-audience discussion moderated by Father Albert Alejo, Faculty of Social Sciences, Pontifical Gregorian University
and member of Board of Directors of No Peace Without Justice.

Drug wars sometimes lead to serious human rights abuses, of which the worst may be extrajudicial killings or real or supposed drug suspects.  These can serve as an authoritarian populist tool by unprincipled leaders, both politically and as a weapon against political opposition and media.  “After a Drug War” will discuss the experiences of countries that have suffered from this problem, and of leaders who have paid a price for standing up to it.

“After a Drug War” is organized by DRCNet Foundation AKA, with cosponsors Human Rights and People Empowerment Center, NoBox Philippines, US Filipinos for Good Governance, Forum Droghe Associazione Movimento per il Contenimento dei Danni , No Peace Without Justice, and Alza Vita di Roma.

Please contact David Borden at +1 202-236-8620 or for further information.
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