The prosecutor’s office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has found “reasonable basis to believe” that crimes against humanity have been committed by Rodrigo Duterte’s government in the Philippines
The ICC prosecutor’s report found “reasonable basis to believe” that the Philippines government committed crimes against humanity during its war on drugs
The report published by Global Witness, an NGO based in Washington DC, titled ‘Defending Tomorrow’ stated that over 212 “land defenders” were killed in 21 countries last year.
Over 212 “land defenders” were killed in the year 2019, says a report by Global Witness, with Colombia and the Philippines accounting for half of those
Despite heightened militarization and oppressive tactics by states, people across the world refused to give in and fought back for their rights to life and dignity
The International Criminal Court had initiated an investigation into Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ which has led to thousands of deaths, mainly at the hands of vigilantes