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In UN Speech, Duterte Promises Accountability for ‘Drug War’ Excesses
September 23, 2021

In UN Speech, Duterte Promises Accountability for ‘Drug War’ Excesses

By Sebastian Strangio
The promise came a week after the International Criminal Court announced a probe into the violent anti-drug campaign.

Police Killing Leads to Calls for Reform in the Philippines
June 07, 2021

Police Killing Leads to Calls for Reform in the Philippines

By Nick Aspinwall
An apparently drunk officer killed a 52-year-old mother, leading the country’s new police chief to order some police to wear body cameras.
UN Rights Office Criticizes ‘Impunity’ and ‘Systematic’ Violence of Philippines Drug War
July 02, 2020

UN Rights Office Criticizes ‘Impunity’ and ‘Systematic’ Violence of Philippines Drug War

By Nick Aspinwall
The UN rights chief slammed the drug war, adding fuel to calls for an international investigation. The Philippine government responded by promising to investigate drug war killings.

Human Rights Watch Report Details Harm to Children, Urges UN Probe Into Philippine Drug War
May 29, 2020

Human Rights Watch Report Details Harm to Children, Urges UN Probe Into Philippine Drug War

By Nick Aspinwall
A new report details the suffering of children who lose fathers and relatives in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war.

How the Philippine Government Gets the Concept of ‘Intervention’ Wrong
January 08, 2020

How the Philippine Government Gets the Concept of ‘Intervention’ Wrong

By Gemmo Fernandez
Yes, international law proscribes interference in domestic affairs. But the human rights criticisms of the Duterte administration don’t rise to that level.

Does the Philippines’ War on Drugs Amount to Crimes Against Humanity?
May 03, 2019

Does the Philippines’ War on Drugs Amount to Crimes Against Humanity?

By Adrian Gallagher, Euan Raffle, and Zain Maulana
An examination of the charge and how it would apply in the Philippines.

What Will 700 New Drones Mean for the Philippines?
October 26, 2018

What Will 700 New Drones Mean for the Philippines?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at the boost’s potential significance.
In Philippine ‘Drug War,’ a Pervading Helplessness
July 03, 2018

In Philippine ‘Drug War,’ a Pervading Helplessness

By Carlos H. Conde
Victims’ relatives seeking justice hit a brick wall two years on.

The Philippine National Police Reenters the War on Drugs
January 17, 2018

The Philippine National Police Reenters the War on Drugs

By Lau Seng Yap
Duterte manages to convince the people to re-accept the PNP in the country’s war on drugs, despite past abuses.

Is the Philippines Violent Drug War Spreading to Indonesia?
October 06, 2017

Is the Philippines Violent Drug War Spreading to Indonesia?

By Nithin Coca
The war on drugs is popular, even as the bodies pile up.

Rising Outrage Over Duterte’s War on Drugs in the Philippines
September 12, 2017

Rising Outrage Over Duterte’s War on Drugs in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
A reported surge of extrajudicial killings victimizing children has exacerbated concerns about the campaign.
Why Duterte's Martial Law Declaration in Mindanao Is So Concerning
June 13, 2017

Why Duterte's Martial Law Declaration in Mindanao Is So Concerning

By Anthony Hustedt
Philippine history shows martial law is more likely to increase extremism than reverse it.

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