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Glimmer of Justice for 9-Year-Old Killed in Philippine Drug War
December 06, 2022

Glimmer of Justice for 9-Year-Old Killed in Philippine Drug War

By Sebastian Strangio
Last month, a court accepted the petition of Lenin Baylon's father seeking to correct the cause of death listed on his death certificate.

Imprisoned Duterte Critic Held Hostage During Escape Attempt
October 10, 2022

Imprisoned Duterte Critic Held Hostage During Escape Attempt

By Sebastian Strangio
The "near death experience," as former Senator Leila de Lima characterized it, highlights the peril she has faced since her imprisonment on spurious drug charges in 2017.
Marcos, Biden Meet on Sidelines of UN General Assembly
September 23, 2022

Marcos, Biden Meet on Sidelines of UN General Assembly

By Sebastian Strangio
The two leaders committed to strengthening a strategic partnership that both view as vital in an era of renascent Chinese power.

Philippine President Marcos Promises to Dial Back Deadly Drug War
September 14, 2022

Philippine President Marcos Promises to Dial Back Deadly Drug War

By Sebastian Strangio
The leader promised to emphasize education and rehabilitation, but repeated that he would not cooperate with an ICC probe into extrajudicial killings.

Philippines Requests ICC to Halt Drug War Investigation
September 12, 2022

Philippines Requests ICC to Halt Drug War Investigation

By Sebastian Strangio
Manila has repeated its claim that The Hague-based court has no jurisdiction over anti-drug killings committed under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippines Will Not Rejoin International Criminal Court, Marcos Says
August 02, 2022

Philippines Will Not Rejoin International Criminal Court, Marcos Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement came after the Hague-based ICC sought to restart its investigation into former President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs."

Arrests and Censorship Mark Rodrigo Duterte’s Final Month in Power
June 28, 2022

Arrests and Censorship Mark Rodrigo Duterte’s Final Month in Power

By Mong Palatino
The president has solidified his reputation as a leader who enabled the rapid deterioration of human rights in the Philippines.
Philippine Senator and Leading Duterte Critic Marks Five Years in Jail
February 23, 2022

Philippine Senator and Leading Duterte Critic Marks Five Years in Jail

By Sebastian Strangio
According to a leading human rights group, Senator Leila de Lima's detention "exemplifies the lawlessness and cruelty of the Duterte administration.”

Duterte Says He Will ‘Never Apologize’ for Drug War Deaths
January 06, 2022

Duterte Says He Will ‘Never Apologize’ for Drug War Deaths

By Sebastian Strangio
The Philippine leader's war on narcotics is perhaps the only policy that he has carried through consistently since his election in 2016.

ICC Prosecutor Requests Investigation Into Philippines Drug War Killings
June 15, 2021

ICC Prosecutor Requests Investigation Into Philippines Drug War Killings

By Sebastian Strangio
The court's officials can expect little cooperation from the Duterte administration.

Philippines Admits Police Culpability in Deadly Drug War
March 05, 2021

Philippines Admits Police Culpability in Deadly Drug War

By Nick Aspinwall
An international investigation of extrajudicial killings in the Philippine drug war remains unlikely, even after a stunning admission by the justice secretary.
Philippine Senator Marks Four Years in Prison on Dubious Drug Charges
February 24, 2021

Philippine Senator Marks Four Years in Prison on Dubious Drug Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
While Leila de Lima has been acquitted of one charge, two more continue to hang over her.

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