Canadian Political Scientist Lambast UN Rapporteur Callamard for Philippine Visit


Internationally known Canadian political scientist Amir Assadollahi took to Facebook and slams United Nations Special Rapporteur Dr. Agnes Callamard for visiting the Philippines and allegedly meddling in the national affairs of the country especially on Pres. Duterte's War on Drugs.


According to Assadollahi he doesn't believe on the well-publicized reason of Dr. Callamard's visit in the Philippines which the rapporteur stated that she is in Manila for academic conference.

Assadollahi was quoted as saying "I don't buy it even for a second that she visited the Philippines for an 'academic conference,'" the Canadian political scientist stated.


It is also improper for Dr. Callamard to visit the Philippines, based on her position and diplomatic protocol dictates that she should have informed the U.N. counterpart representing the Philippines of her intention to visit the country.

The UN Special Rapporteur visited the Philippines as a guest speaker for a two-day drug policy forum, "Drug Issues, Different Perspectives," at the University of the Philippines (UP) from May 5 to 6.

Here's the Complete Statement of the Canadian Political Scientist:

I don't buy it even for a second that the she visited the Philippines for "academic conference."

Even if she was in the Philippines for an academic conference, her position and diplomatic protocol dictates that she should have informed the U.N. counterpart representing the Philippines of her intention to visit the country.

Though this may not relate, it is also protocol for military representatives and government officials, judges, etc to inform of their official government position in the immigration/customs entry form. 

Another example of protocol is when a country's military personals attend school in another country, in which they must wear their country's military uniform while attending school and while still in service even though attending school in another country. Violation of such uniform code can be considered as military espionage and sever or put strain on diplomatic ties.


Her behavior shows that she is someone who does not fully understand diplomatic protocols and thinks she is above anything in international relations.

Amir Assadollahi
A Canadian Political Scientist / Commentator (just in case the name clouded the judgment of some readers!)

(Source: https://www.facebook.com/abscbnNEWS/posts/10155088928900168 )

Source: Amir Assadollahi FB Page

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