Items tagged with philippines

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Human Rights and drug policy [01.01.2020] The Transnational Institute (TNI) has always believed in the need to find global answers to global problems, been a strong defender of multilateralis ...
The real failure of Southeast Asia’s drug wars [18.06.2019] There may come a day when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is brought before the International Criminal Court to answer questions about his “war ...
Sri Lanka president uses Easter attacks to fuel Duterte-inspired drug war [01.05.2019] For Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, the War on Drugs and the War on Terror go hand-in-hand. And the Easter attacks that rocked the capital ...
Rodrigo Duterte photographed with suspected Chinese ‘drug lords’, says former narcotics official [25.03.2019] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has faced widespread criticism over his deadly drug crackdown, has been photographed with two Chinese men s ...
The campaign for a 'drug-free world' is costing lives [20.03.2019] Drug control efforts across the world are a threat to human dignity and the right to life. The first problem lies with the founding aspiration of the ...
How Duterte’s exaggerations worsened the Philippines’ drug problem [28.02.2019] We’re nearing the midpoint of the Duterte administration, yet we’re nowhere near solving the Philippines' drug problem. By all accounts, things even ...
From the Philippines to Indonesia and Afghanistan, Asia’s brutal drug policies have failed [20.02.2019] The so-called “war on drugs” has persisted without an honest assessment by governments of its effectiveness, nor its impacts, despite UN reports show ...
Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines president suggests deadly war on drug dealers will get even ‘bloodier’ [20.02.2019] Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte warned his signature anti-narcotics campaign will be even harsher in the future, signalling no let-up in a blood ...
Duterte's Philippines drug war death toll rises above 5,000 [19.12.2018] Derrick Carreon, a spokesman for the Philippine drug enforcement agency (PDEA), said that, according to official figures, between July 2016 and the e ...
Time for a truce in Asia’s war on drugs [03.11.2018] Global attitudes on narcotic drugs are changing, but the shift has come too late for those caught up in Asia’s past decade of misguided and often let ...
Taking stock of a decade of failed drug policies [22.10.2018] Ten years ago, UN member states set themselves a target ‘to eliminate or reduce significantly and measurably’ the illicit cultivation, production, tr ...
Duterte confesses: 'My only sin is the extrajudicial killings' [28.09.2018] President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted for the first time to authorising extrajudicial killings as part of his war on drugs in the Philippines. Duter ...
The people left behind by Philippines' brutal war on drugs [14.08.2018] One year after visiting the Philippines to document the impact of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs, photographer James Whitlow Delano r ...
Philippine police vow 'surgical and chilling' war on drugs, crime [30.07.2018] Philippine police vowed to revamp and intensify a fight against crime and drugs, a week after President Rodrigo Duterte promised no letup in a bloody ...
Duterte vows more bloodshed in Philippine ‘drug war’ [23.07.2018] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to continue his murderous “war on drugs,” saying “it will be as relentless and chilling as on the day it b ...
Philippine school kids may face mandatory drug tests [22.06.2018] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous “war on drugs” may soon place thousands of primary school children in harm’s way. The Philippine Dru ...
Philippines' Duterte says no 'justice' for families of drugs war casualties [19.06.2018] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the families of people killed in his controversial war on drugs will not receive “justice”, rejecting calls ...
Pledge to arm Philippine community chiefs sparks 'Wild West' fears [13.06.2018] The Philippines interior ministry plans to acquire pistols for community leaders willing to fight crime, sparking fears of more lawless bloodshed in ...
Medicinal cannabis policies and practices around the world [24.04.2018] Although cannabis remains a prohibited substance worldwide, in recent decades a series of political, legislative and judicial processes in various pa ...
'I will arrest you': Duterte threatens ICC lawyer over 'war on drugs' [13.04.2018] Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to arrest an International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor if she conducts activities in his cou ...
“The drug market is thriving” while the Commission on Narcotic Drugs limps along [08.04.2018] “The drug market is thriving” is one of the key messages in UNODC’s 2017 World Drug Report. This is an important admission from the UN’s lead agency ...
Philippine court halts govt move to keep drug war kill records secret [03.04.2018] The Philippine Supreme Court ordered police to hand over full records of thousands of deadly encounters in the country’s war on drugs, thwarting a go ...
Philippines tars rights groups with ‘drug lords’ smear [26.03.2018] Philippine presidential spokesman Harry Roque alleged that “some human rights groups have become unwitting tools of drug lords to hinder the strides ...
The war on drugs breeds crafty traffickers [26.03.2018] Politicians often escalate drug war rhetoric to show voters that they are doing something. But it is rare to ignore generations of lessons as Preside ...
Duterte to withdraw Philippines from ICC after 'outrageous attacks' [14.03.2018] The Philippines said it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to what President Rodrigo Duterte called “outrageous” attacks ...
Rodrigo Duterte tells police not to cooperate in drug war investigation [02.03.2018] President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippines’ police and soldiers not to cooperate in any investigation into his bloody war on drugs, amid i ...
Duterte to Int'l Criminal Court: Drug war continues, case or no case [12.02.2018] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to appear unfazed by the International Criminal Court’s preliminary examination into his drug war, saying ...
Philippines says Hague Tribunal will investigate Duterte over drug war [08.02.2018] The International Criminal Court is opening a preliminary investigation into accusations that President Rodrigo Duterte and other Philippine official ...
Philippine police return to war on drugs, cannot promise no bloodshed [29.01.2018] Police in the Philippines resumed President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, making visits to the homes of users and dealers to convince them to surre ...
The War on Drugs in Southeast Asia [29.01.2018] While the world’s attention has been focused on the carnage of the Philippine Drug War, which has resulted in an estimated 13,000 deaths from anti-na ...
Duterte's drug war in 2017: The year of deaths and denials [19.12.2017] It's been a news cycle of deaths and denials in 2017 in the Philippines. Practically every day TV footages, online posts, and newspaper photos showed ...
How a secretive police squad racked up kills in Duterte's drug war [19.12.2017] Soon after President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugs, a small group of police officers from his hometown Davao arrived in the Philippine ca ...
Police have killed dozens of children in Philippines war on drugs, Amnesty says [04.12.2017] Police have killed dozens of children in the “war on drugs” in the Philippines in the last 18 months, Amnesty International said. The rights group ur ...
Asia’s violent anti-drug crackdowns are hurting people, not the drug trade [09.11.2017] With regional and international heads of state gathering in Manila for the 31st Asean Summit, it seems appropriate to examine whether there are more ...
Killings won't solve drug problem, ex-Thai PM Abhisit says [21.10.2017] Recounting the experience of Thailand, former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said killing addicts can never solve the drug problem, as long as ...
Philippine lawyers ask Supreme Court to halt 'illegal' war on drugs [11.10.2017] Philippine lawyers filed an injunction with the Supreme Court to try to stop President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, calling it as an illega ...
Is the Philippines violent drug war spreading to Indonesia? [06.10.2017] The Philippine war on drugs, led by President Rodrigo Duterte, has been eviscerated by human rights advocates due to its reliance on extrajudicial ki ...
'Philippines risks ICC intervention if it snubs human rights recommendations' [02.10.2017] The Philippines risks international erosion of trust in its institutions and the intervention of the International Criminal Court if it doesn't act o ...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2016 [30.09.2017] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Annual Report for 2016 is, as usual, a mixed bag of high quality data and sometimes doubtful politic ...
Philippines tells UN rights body: No extrajudicial killings [23.09.2017] The Philippine government has denied the existence of extrajudicial killings in the country before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), r ...
Third Philippine teen killed, threatening to turn sentiment turns against President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war [06.09.2017] A 14-year-old boy whose body was found with dozens of stab wounds is the latest atrocity in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, critics ...
Philippines’ Duterte admits murderous ‘drug war’ is unwinnable [31.08.2017] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that his abusive "war on drugs" is unwinnable. Duterte told a gathering of military personnel that ...
'Please stop!' Brutal killing of a student in Philippines drug war sparks nationwide anger [23.08.2017] The killing of a 17-year-old student in the Philippines has sparked nationwide protest and multiple government investigations, moves which many hope ...
Philippine police 'dumping bodies' of drug war victims [28.07.2017] Fishermen in the Philippines have revealed that they have been dumping bodies of drug suspects, killed as part of the country's so-called war on drug ...
Why Jokowi's war on drugs is doing more harm than good [26.07.2017] Indonesian President Joko Widodo has directed police to shoot suspected drug dealers, citing the need to be "firm" in the face of a national "narcoti ...
Rodrigo Duterte pushing Philippines' drugs market to Indonesia, anti-narcotics chief says [26.07.2017] Indonesia's anti-narcotics chief has declared Indonesia to have the "biggest" illicit drugs market in the world, revealing 72 international drug synd ...
Duterte hits drug war critics [24.07.2017] President Rodrigo Duterte blasted his critics who allegedly turn a blind eye on crimes in the country while supporting "Western experts" who have con ...
Joko Widodo: Police should shoot suspected drug dealers [23.07.2017] President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has instructed police to shoot suspected drug dealers to combat what he considers a narcotics emergency facing Indones ...
PH jail congestion rate soars to over 500% amid drug war [16.06.2017] The Philippines' cramped jails had to accommodate more inmates in 2016 amid the government's crackdown on drugs as well as other issues, resulting in ...
Filipinos flee Duterte’s violent drug crackdown [04.06.2017] Every morning before dawn, Rosario Perez checks to make sure her sons are still alive. The three brothers, all in their 20s, sleep at the houses of f ...

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