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Philippines - September 2022

“War on Drugs” continues under Marcos

Drug-related killings continue to occur regularly under President Bongbong Marcos, says Human Rights Watch in a policy brief to UN member states. According to the monitoring of Dahas, a program affiliated with the University of the Philippines, 72 drug-related killings have been reported since Marcos took office on 30 June. Marcos has pledged to continue the Duterte administration's "war on drugs" campaign, albeit with a less punitive approach. Yet, the reported killings reflect a different reality on the ground regarding security forces. Marcos also stated in September that he will not support the International Criminal Court’s probe into former president Duterte's drug war. 

Sources: The Manilla Times, Human Rights Watch, Twitter 

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