Thursday, May 4, 2017

Message of Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo on Extrajudicial Kill...

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"Leni Robredo, Vice President of the Philippines, delivered this video address opposing the extrajudicial killings taking place under the Duterte administration. The video is to be played at "Human Rights Challenge: Responding to Extrajudicial Killings in the Drug War," a side session organized by the UN-accredited NGO DRCNet Foundation (popularly known as "") for the 60th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs annual meeting. The session will take Thursday, March 16, 2017, from 1:10-2:00pm CET, at the Vienna International Centre.

We published the video a few days early, and on Monday March 13 it was featured in a TIME article (

Other speakers will include former Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of Thailand and Chairman of cosponsor group the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), also presenting by contributed video; Chito Gascon, Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights of the Republic of the Philippines; Alison Smith of the Brussels-based NGO and event cosponsor No Peace Without Justice; and Lousewies van der Laan, former leader of the Dutch "D66" liberal parliamentary group. It will be moderated by David Borden, Executive Director of; and Marco Perduca, former member of the Italian Senate.

Other cosponsoring organizations include Liberal International, Drug Policy Alliance, Associazione Luca Coscioni, AFEW International, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Persaudaraan Korban Napza Indonesia, and Union C (Nepal)."