Items tagged with extrajudicial killings

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Philippines police plant evidence to justify killings in drug war, says report [02.03.2017] Human Rights Watch has accused Philippines police of falsifying evidence to justify unlawful killings in the government’s war on drugs that has cause...
The Philippine paradox [22.02.2017] In the constant, daily laboured birth of the global cannabis industry, there is no greater paradox than the Philippines. On one hand, you have incred...
Ex-Officer in Philippines says he led death squad at Duterte’s behest [20.02.2017] A retired police officer racked with guilt over the murders of two of his own brothers has reversed himself and confessed to leading the Philippine d...
'They are slaughtering us like animals' [06.12.2016] I had come to document the bloody and chaotic cam­paign against drugs that President Rodrigo Duterte began when he took office on June 30: since then...
Duterte’s war on drugs: bitter lessons from Thailand’s failed campaign [28.09.2016] The body count from Philippine President Duterte’s “war on drugs” is growing by the day; more than 3,000 casualties leading to broad international co...
Duterte’s fiercest critic booted from committee investigating killings [19.09.2016] Accused of bias after she allowed a self-confessed hitman to link Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to over a thousand murders, Senator Leila De L...
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte to extend drug war as 'cannot kill them all' [18.09.2016] Rodrigo Duterte has asked for a six-month extension for his war on drugs, saying there are too many people involved in the narcotics trade and he "ca...
Duterte ready to answer UN queries on drug killings [22.08.2016] President Duterte dared United Nations (UN) experts to come to the Philippines and face him in a public meeting where he would answer all their quest...
Duterte may face international court for drug deaths, senator says [15.08.2016] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could face charges for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the spate of killi...
Too near our doorsteps: guns and the war on drugs [02.08.2016] The spate of killings in the Phillipines has clearly drawn the divide – on the surface, between the rich and poor, but at the core, between those who...
Philippines president promises 'no let up' in brutal anti-drugs crackdown [24.07.2016] The Philippines leader known as “The Punisher” has defended his government’s brutal crackdown on the drugs trade in his inaugural State of the Nation...
Another UN agency savages the drug war [16.03.2015] The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN agency charged with developing strategies to reduce global poverty, has strongly criticised c...
Into the breach: Drugs, control, and violating bad laws in good ways [27.11.2014] An October statement on drug control from the US State Department has prompted much comment and speculation at home and abroad. Delivered by Ambassad...
Do falling murders in Rio mean success for Brazil's UPPs? [18.12.2013] Homicides have fallen 65 percent in the Rio de Janeiro favelas where Police Pacification Units have been installed during four years of the flagship ...
Why do Brazilian police kill? [20.11.2013] An average of five people were killed by police every day in Brazil last year, according to an annual security report, revealing an entrenched cultur...
Whither Rio de Janeiro’s Police Pacification Units? [18.11.2013] Rio de Janeiro’s Pacification Police Units (UPP) are celebrating their fifth year in 2013. They do so with generally positive approval ratings from t...
Rio police charged over torture and death of missing favela man [02.10.2013] Ten police in Rio de Janeiro have been charged with the torture and killing of a resident of the city's biggest favela in a case that has highlighted...
Narcotics watchdog turns blind eye to rights abuses [28.03.2012] In a world where drug offences are punishable with the death penalty, torture or arbitrary detention, we must ask how far States can go to enforce th...

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