Political assassinations in the Philippines
Duterte’s plan to arm vigilantes; activists and lawmakers cry foul

The Philippines president suggested that he is open to arm pro-government vigilantes as “power multipliers,” which was received with widespread condemnation from activists, opposition and even allies

Duterte’s war on drugs comes under scrutiny by ICC

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

ICC’s report on the Philippines alleges crimes against humanity committed by Duterte regime

The ICC prosecutor’s report found “reasonable basis to believe” that the Philippines government committed crimes against humanity during its war on drugs

Philippines state violence against activists Filipino activists reiterate demands for protection from political murders

Human rights advocacy group Karapatan Alliance has approached the Philippines supreme court seeking protection. The group has documented the murder of 185 human rights defenders and social movement activists since July 2016

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