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Philippines' Duterte Admits Murderous 'Drug War' is Unwinnable - Human Rights Watch

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that his abusive “war on drugs” is unwinnable. Duterte told a gathering of military personnel that his promise to eradicate methamphetamine use – known as shabu in the Philippines - “won't be fulfilled ...and more »

France angers Philippines president in row over human rights - The Local France

France on Wednesday became embroiled in a dispute with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over his deadly war on drugs as it stressed the importance of human rights and the rule of law. The French embassy released a statement emphasizing respect ...and more »

CHR: Duterte's criticism of Callamard sends 'chilling' effect to rights defenders - ABS-CBN News

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte's criticism of United Nations Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard sends a "chilling" effect to human rights defenders who are vocal against alleged abuses under his drug war, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) ...and more »

Duterte frowns on idea of reforming criminals -

President Duterte has derided the idea of reforming criminals, saying France and other members of the European Union misunderstand the Philippines, where the penal code, unlike in Western countries, was based on “retribution.” According to Mr. Duterte, ...and more »

Callamard says visit to PH 'not vehicle for entertainment' - ABS-CBN News

MANILA - United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions Agnes Callamard on Wednesday reiterated that President Rodrigo Duterte's conditions on her official visit to the Philippines are unacceptable. Why Pent ...and more »

Abella: PH shares same France's sentiments on human rights -

Malacañang clarified Wednesday that the Philippines and France share the same values of respect for human rights and due process amid President Rodrigo Duterte's latest remark on French law. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella made the ...and more »

Callamard says PH visit 'not vehicle for entertainment' - Rappler

UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says a proposed visit to the Philippines, at the invitation of government, should neither be used for 'theatrics or politicking'. Paterno Esmaquel II · @paterno_ii. Published 12:39 PM, August 31, 2017. Updated 12:39 PM ...and more »

Palace: Duterte's remark on French law meant to highlight 'human rights protection' - Sun.Star

MALACANANG said Wednesday that the Philippines shares the same principle with France with regard to respect for human rights and the rule of law. "The Philippines and France share the same values of respect for human rights, due process and accord ...and more »

France refutes Duterte claim on 'French law' vs Callamard - Rappler

In slamming UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard, President Rodrigo Duterte falsely claims that the accused is guilty until proven innocent under 'French law'. Paterno Esmaquel II · @paterno_ii. Published 1:10 PM, August 30, 2017. Updated 5:59 PM, August 30, ...and more »

Duterte floats idea of 'revolutionary government' for PH -

Why bother with martial law nationwide when you can have a revolutionary government? President Rodrigo Duterte floated the idea on Tuesday as a way for the Philippines to make real progress. ADVERTISEMENT ...and more »