The drug war is Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's signature initiative and is heavily supported by many in the country. However, the nightly slaying of suspects by police and masked gunmen has provoked international condemnation.
President Rodrigo Duterte may have avoided accounting of extra-judicial killings in the International Criminal Court, but he hasn’t quite escaped the consequences of his increasingly authoritarian rule.
Critics say they fear that Duterte's plan to establish a "revolutionary government" allow him more freedom in prosecuting his drug war.
The condemnation came after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to slam UN's Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte began his anti-narcotics campaign in June last year, in which around 4,000 people have died so far.
US-Russian (and Serbian) actor Steven Seagal meets Philippine President Duterte who has launched a brutal crackdown on drugs, resulting in thousands of deaths.
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency will take the lead in the country's brutal crackdown on drugs, according to a statement from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's office.
Thousands of Filipinos rallied to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular leader.
The Philippine president equates homosexuality with paedophilia as he questions Commission on Human Rights for focusing on the death of teenagers killed during Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war against drugs.
Lawmakers also propose to cut the budget of the nation's human rights commission to $20 over its investigations of the drug war killings.
The Philippine president continued to back his officers in his war on drugs despite protests over the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old teenager.
The killing of a student in the Philippines anti-drug raids has sparked nationwide anger, as President Rodrigo Duterte admits the possibility of police abuse in drug raids.
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