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SDG 16: The Global War on Drugs vs. Rule of Law and Human Rights

13 July 2021 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT


SDG 16: The Global War on Drugs vs. Rule of Law and Human Rights

Parallel event to the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Tuesday July 13, 2020 / 8:00am-9:00am ET

online via Zoom, registration at https:/ or

In countries throughout the world, drug war excesses violate rights, and in some cases challenge the rule of law itself.  This session will discuss extrajudicial killings, fair trial issues, the death penalty, as well as the use of legal harassment against critics of governments.  We will also discuss recent applications of international rule of law mechanisms including the ICC and Global Magnitsky Act.  Among the event speakers are experts from The Philippines and Indonesia.

This is a parallel event coinciding with the 2021 UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, focusing on Goal 16 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.  Email or call +1 202-236-8620 for further information.

“SDG 16: The Global War on Drugs vs. Rule of Law and Human Rights” is organized by DRCNet Foundation, a US-based NGO in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.  Visit and for information on our international programs.


Justine Balane, Secretary General Akbayan Youth, Philippines
Iftitahsari, Researcher, Institute for Criminal Justice Reform, Indonesia

Scott Johnson, Human Rights First, US

Co-moderated by:

David Borden, Executive Director, DRCNet Foundation AKA
Marco Perduca, Associazone Luca Coscioni & former Senator, Italy


13 July 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
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DRCNet Foundation