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After a Drug War: Event with Senator Leila de Lima of the Philippines

Submitted by David Borden on

After a Drug War: Ending Extrajudicial Drug War Killings
and Extending Transitional Justice for Victims

side event at the 67th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs
in-person: Thursday March 21, 2:10-3:00pm CET (9:10am ET, 9:10pm PHT)
Room M0E07, Vienna International Center

Zoom (with optional registration):
Zoom (direct meeting access):

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


Montse Ferrer, Deputy Regional Director of Research at East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific, 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 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.  Financial support was provided by Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.

Please contact David Borden at [email protected] for further information.  Visit for more about our work in this area, and visit for more about our work in the international system.

Permission to Reprint: This content is licensed under a modified Creative Commons Attribution license. Content of a purely educational nature in Drug War Chronicle appear courtesy of DRCNet Foundation, unless otherwise noted.


Leticia M. Smith (not verified)

I can't make it to the Leila de Lima event tomorrow. Will this event be recorded and made available online? If yes, kindly send me the link. Thank you!

Thu, 03/21/2024 - 1:26am Permalink

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