I Want A New Drug—President Duterte’s Deadly War on Drugs & Violations of International Human Rights Laws in the Philippines

I Want A New Drug—President Duterte’s Deadly War on Drugs & Violations of International Human Rights Laws in the Philippines

By Laura Bassett.

In 2016, the Philippines elected Rodrigo Duarte as president. He promised to take a tough stance on drugs. While Duarte was a mayor, human rights groups found evidence of government sanctioned killing of certain criminals. Today's post discusses why Duarte's actions do not constitute genocide and what can be done in the future.

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