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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.

Philippine Drug War Case Inches Forward at the ICC
December 16, 2020

Philippine Drug War Case Inches Forward at the ICC

By Sebastian Strangio
But many obstacles lie in the way of international accountability for President Duterte's bloody "war on drugs."
Duterte and Philippine Mayors Trade Loyalty for Drug Killings, Study Shows
December 04, 2020

Duterte and Philippine Mayors Trade Loyalty for Drug Killings, Study Shows

By Nick Aspinwall
Local officials have driven the Philippine president’s deadly drug war by ramping up anti-drug operations in exchange for political support.

Duterte’s Drug War in the Philippines: New Campaign, Old Problems
February 06, 2018

Duterte’s Drug War in the Philippines: New Campaign, Old Problems

By Mong Palatino
The reloaded war continues to face some familiar challenges.

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