Call for wide sign-on to IDPC letter about Philippines drug policy crisis

Call for wide sign-on to IDPC letter about Philippines drug policy crisis

Dear colleagues,

 Many of you will have heard of the terrible extrajudicial killings targeting people suspected of using, dealing and supplying drugs in the Philippines since President Duterte launched his war on drugs a few months ago. IDPC is working closely with civil society groups in the region, together with ANPUD, to plan and implement advocacy actions around this critical issue, while being mindful about provoking any negative backlash against local advocates.

 

IDPC has prepared an open letter to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)  – to call on both bodies to condemn these killings and put pressure on President Duterte to end this senseless war on drugs.

We are now looking for as many NGOs as possible to sign the letter, so please email me before the end of the day on Monday 1st August if you would like your NGO to be included at the end of the letter.

Please also do reach out to as many NGO colleagues as possible (including, if possible, prominent human rights, development, security, etc. NGOs) to ask whether they could support the letter.

We will send out the letter to UNODC and INCB on Tuesday 2nd August, along with a media advisory to give it as much visibility as possible.

Thank you very much for your support on this critical issue! And my apologies for cross-posting.

 Kind regards,

Marie Nougier
Senior Research and Communications Officer
International Drug Policy Consortium

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