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Implementation Dialogue - Southeast Asia

2nd Regional Dialogue - Implementation of the International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy in Southeast Asia, 26 and 27 November, 2020

Dialogues Agenda: from the November 26/27 event

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Welcome messages

  • Overview to the consultation
  • Review of objectives and agenda

Speakers

  • Mandeep Dhaliwal - Director, HIV, Health and Development Group, UNDP
  • Eamonn Murphy - Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, UNAIDS
  • Daniel Brombacher - Head, Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Julie Hannah - Co-Director, International Center for Human Rights and Drug Policy
  • Meg Davis – Dialogue Facilitator

Panel discussion - The International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy: Tool for change

  • Introduction to the guidelines, and their use during and after the first regional dialogue in Latin America
  • Overview to the challenges in the Southeast Asia region from the perspective of people who use drugs
  • Opportunities to use the guidelines in ongoing efforts in South and Southeast Asia to integrate human rights in drug policy across health, criminal justice and development in countries
  • Discussion with panelists and audience

Speakers

  • Rebecca Schleifer - Consultant, UNDP
  • Aditia Taslim - Executive Director, Rumah Cemara
  • Prof. Gideon Lasco - Senior Lecturer, University of Philippines
  • Cynthia Veliko - Regional Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Southeast Asia
  • Moderator: Julie Hannah - Co-Director, International Center for Human Rights and Drug Policy

BREAK

Lightning talk - Stakeholder engagement and collaboration on drug policy (recorded)

Lessons learned from Legal Environment Assessments about ways to promote effective stakeholder collaboration

Speaker

Prof. Laura Ferguson - Director, Program on Global Health and Human Rights, University of Southern California

Implementation workshops to discuss health, women, criminal justice

The breakout group discussions enable participants to brainstorm creative and practical ways to use the Guidelines to support progressive changes in drug policy, such as:

  • Training for judges, lawyers, civil society, and law enforcement;
  • Policy reforms to prevent incarceration of women for minor drug offences, or enable early release;
  • Legal Environments Assessments;
  • Reforming compulsory drug detention policies;
  • National guidelines for improving access to harm reduction services; and more.

Participants will prioritise, and the moderator will share back with the larger group in plenary.

Moderators:

  • Health: Quinten Lataire, UNAIDS
  • Women: Claudia Stoicescu, Oxford University
  • Criminal justice: Gloria Lai, IDPC

BREAK

Lightning talk - Progressive changes in criminal justice

Speaker

Ricky Gunawan – Program Officer, Global Drug Policy Program, Open Society Foundations

Plenary - Report back from each implementation workshop

  • Audience discussion
  • Review plans for day two

Speakers

  • Report back by: Quinten Lataire, Claudia Stoicescu, Gloria Lai
  • Facilitator: Meg Davis

Welcome

Updates and review agenda for the day

Speaker

  • Damon Barrett - Co-Director, International Centre for Human Rights and Drug Policy

Panel Discussion - Pathways to Implementation

  • Follow up work on the Global Commission on HIV and the Law and Legal environment assessments
  • Role of regional human rights organizations in the implementation of the guidelines
  • Working with national human rights institutions
  • Strategic litigation and legal empowerment
  • Moderated discussion with panellists and audience

Speakers

  • Boyan Konstantinov - Policy Specialist, UNDP
  • H.E. Eric Paulsen - Malaysian Representative, Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)
  • Comm. Karen Gomez-Dumpit - Commissioner, National Human Rights Commission, Philippines
  • Ambika Satkunanathan - Open Society Fellow
  • Moderator: Ajeng Larasati - Human Rights Lead, Harm Reduction International

BREAK

Lightning talk - Regulating drug rehabilitation

Efforts to reform 06 drug rehabilitation centers in Viet Nam, progress and remaining challenges

Speaker

  • Oanh Khuat Thi Hai - Executive Director, Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI), Viet Nam

Lightning talk - Alternative development and drug policy (recorded) –

The experience of alternative development and human rights in Northern Thailand: The Doi Tung Case

Speaker

  • M.L. Dispanadda Diskul (Duke) - CEO, Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage, Thailand

Implementation workshops on children and youth, development, people in detention

The breakout group discussions enable participants to brainstorm creative and practical ways to use the Guidelines to support progressive changes in drug policy. Participants will prioritize, and the moderator will share back with the larger group in plenary.

Moderators:

  • Children and youth: Yohan Misero, AKSI
  • Development: Olivier Lermet, UNODC
  • People in detention: Patrick Angeles, NoBox Philippines

BREAK

Lightning talk - Drug policy and health in Southeast Asia

The successes and challenges in advancing humane public health responses to drugs in Malaysia

Speaker

  • Y.B. Nurul Izzah Anwar - Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh, Malaysia

Report back from each implementation workshop

  • Audience discussion
  • Next steps

Speakers

  • Report back by: Yohan Misero, Olivier Lermet, Patrick Angeles
  • Facilitator: Meg Davis

Plenary – Concluding reflections

Speaker

  • Benjamin Müller - Office of Human Rights Policy, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

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