(Geneva, 12 February 2018)
The members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy are deeply saddened to learn the death of their esteemed colleague Asma Jahangir, on 11 February 2018.
Asma Jahagir – a figure in the defense of human rights in her country and abroad – was mandated with several human rights mandates by the UN since the 1990s, and acted as a vocal advocate for rights-based and humane drug policies.
The Global Commission’s members join the millions in Pakistan and abroad to honor her memory, recall her courage and perseverance, and express their deep condolences to her family.
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