Human Rights Dialogues: Drug Laws and Policies under a Public Health-Centered and Human Rights-Based Framework
The University of the Philippines College of Law, in partnership with the United Nations Joint Programme for Human Rights (UNJPHR), brings you “Human Rights Dialogues: Drug Laws and Policies under a Public Health-Centered and Human Rights-Based Framework” on 08 November 2022 (Tuesday), from 01:00PM to 03:00PM. This will be the first of a series of webinars which looks at further ways to improve the country’s human rights situation.
“Human Rights Dialogues” intends to provide a vibrant discursive environment where duty-bearers and rights-holders are made aware of their duties and rights within domestic and international human rights law. This is in line with the UNJPHR’s projected outcomes:
- Duty-bearers have their capacities to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights strengthened; increasingly apply a human rights-based approach; and there is a substantial reduction in violations as a result of increased awareness and compliance with the state’s international human rights obligations.
- Domestic accountability mechanisms to address human rights violations and abuses are strengthened, leading to increased accountability for human rights violations and abuses, and justice and redress for victims.
Rights holders, including victims of human rights violations and abuses and their families, are better able to claim their rights.
- For this first session we will be joined by Dr. Lee Edson Yarcia, Acting National Programme Officer of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, who will offer new perspectives on drug laws and policies that espouse person-centered, rights-based and public health-based approaches.
Join us as we tackle critical contemporary issues in the Philippines. This event is open to the public. Register now at https://uplaw.ph/unjp4humanrights.