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.
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.
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.
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.
October 26, 2018
What Will 700 New Drones Mean for the Philippines?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at the boost’s potential significance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 10, 2017
‘Who Watches the Watchmen?’ Bad Cops in the Philippines
By Rob Attwell
The murder of a Korean businessman shines a light on abuses of power by Philippine police.
January 31, 2017
The Problem With Wars on Drugs, From Nixon to Duterte
By Alec Regino
The Philippines' efforts won't be any more successful than the United States'.