Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency officials inspect seized narcotics after a drugs bust. Photo: Philippine National Police-Public Information Office via AFP Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency officials inspect seized narcotics after a drugs bust. Photo: Philippine National Police-Public Information Office via AFP
Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency officials inspect seized narcotics after a drugs bust. Photo: Philippine National Police-Public Information Office via AFP

ICC judges question legitimacy of the Philippines’ ‘war on drugs’, authorise investigation

  • In a written decision, the judges said killings committed across the Philippines as part of the war on drugs appear to amount to a crime against humanity
  • The anti-drugs campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte ‘cannot be seen as a legitimate law enforcement operation’, the judges said

Topic |   The Philippines
Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency officials inspect seized narcotics after a drugs bust. Photo: Philippine National Police-Public Information Office via AFP Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency officials inspect seized narcotics after a drugs bust. Photo: Philippine National Police-Public Information Office via AFP
Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency officials inspect seized narcotics after a drugs bust. Photo: Philippine National Police-Public Information Office via AFP
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