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Block return of death penalty in PH – Human Rights Watch

Dec 03, 2016 - 10:57 AM

The failure of the death penalty as a crime deterrent is globally recognized and the government should maintain the prohibition on its use says Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phelim Kine

Rights groups ask UN to condemn drug-related killings in PH

Aug 02, 2016 - 7:18 PM

Some 300 NGOs say the approach of the Duterte administration clearly deviates from important global norms for the implementation of drug control policies

epaselect epa05425408 A picture made available on 15 July 2016 shows members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) conducting investigation following a police operation against illegal drugs in Manila, Philippines, 03 July 2016. Close to 60,000 drug dependents nationwide have surrendered since the Duterte administration began its intensified campaign against illegal drugs, Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar said. According to local news reports, at least 43 alleged drug traffickers have been neutralized and 300kg of shabu, a highly addictive and harmful methamphetamine whose use is widespread in the Philippines, has been confiscated. EPA/STR