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NO JUSTICE WITHOUT LIFE: Asia for life


 
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NO JUSTICE WITHOUT LIFE

1st Asia Pacific Dialogue
on
Human Rights and Respect for the Dignity of Life

Manila, October 27-28, 2014

 Programme

 

October 27, Monday
3:00 pm
Edsa Shangri–la Hotel

Opening Session

Welcome Greetings

Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos, Jr.
Mayor, City of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Jean-Louis Ville
European Union

Ivo Sieber
Ambassador of Switzerland to the Philippines

Massimo Roscigno
Ambassador of Italy to the Philippines

Introduction

Alberto Quattrucci
Community of Sant’Egidio

Keynote Addresses

A Culture for Life in the Philippines

Leila M. De Lima
Secretary of the Department of Justice, Philippines

The Global Campaign for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

Mario Marazziti
President of the Commission for Human Rights of the Parliament,
Co-founder of the World Coalition against the Death Penalty, Italy

Witnesses

Arthur Laffin
Association Murder Victims’ Family for Reconciliation, USA

George Kain
Police Officer, USA

Panel

Religions and the Value of Life

Socrates  Villegas
Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan
President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines

Ryuji Furukawa
Buddhist Monk, Schweitzer Temple, Japan

Sudheendra Kulkarni
Chairman of Observer Research Foundation in Mumbai, India

Abdulhusin M. Kashim
Former Dean and expert on Islam and Muslims in the Philippines
Expert on Islamic issues and Muslims in the Philippines
                                              

October 28, Tuesday
10:00 am
Edsa Shangri–la Hotel

Plenary Session

Presentation

Cities for Life: the Global Campaign

Leonardo Tranggono 

Community of Sant’Egidio

Part I
Asia Pacific Region

Rauff Hakeem
Minister of Justice, Sri Lanka

Sotheavy Chan
Secretary of State, Department of Justice, Cambodia

Interventions

Part II
Mayors, Congressman and Governors of the Philippines

Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos
Mayor City of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Ismael J. Herradura
Associate professor & Chairperson of Master’s Degree Program University of Iloilo

Manuel G. Co
Administrator, Parole and Probation Administration, Department of Justice

Lorenzo “Erin” R. Tañada III
Former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives

Joselita Mendoza
Senior Assistant State Prosecutor, Department of Justice

Interventions

October 28, Tuesday
2:30 pm
Edsa Shangri–la Hotel

Youth Session

The youth of the Philippines in Dialogue with

Mario Marazziti
President of the Commission for Human Rights of the Parliament,
Co-founder of the World Coalition against the Death Penalty, Italy

Arthur Laffin
Association Murder Victims’ Family for Reconciliation, USA

George Kain
Police Officer, USA

October 28, Tuesday
5:00 pm
Green Fields Square, Mandaluyong

Final Ceremony

Concluding Remarks

Voices of the Campaign against Death Penalty

Testimonies from the Death Row

Final Appeal for Justice and Life

Lighting of the candles for Life                              

 

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