ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan suspends probe into Philippines drug war

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has suspended a probe at Manila’s request into suspected rights abuses during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs. ICC judges approved a probe in September into the campaign in which thousands of suspected drug peddlers have died. Activists say many have been executed by law… Read More ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan suspends probe into Philippines drug war

International Criminal Court approves war crimes probe into Philippines ‘war on drugs’ campaign

Judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday approved a formal investigation into possible crimes against humanity allegedly committed under the leadership of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the context of his “war on drugs”. The ICC said in a statement that judges had approved a request by prosecutors to begin the investigation into potential… Read More International Criminal Court approves war crimes probe into Philippines ‘war on drugs’ campaign

International Criminal Court prosecutor requests permission to launch investigation into Philippines drug war killings

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked it on Monday for authorization to open a full investigation into drug war killings in the Philippines, saying crimes against humanity could have been committed. According to Philippines government data, from the time President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016 until the end of April this year,… Read More International Criminal Court prosecutor requests permission to launch investigation into Philippines drug war killings

UN launches probe into drug war killings in Philippines

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’ – a step that activists said was long overdue. Duterte’s government says that around 6,600 people have been killed by police in shootouts with suspected drug dealers since Duterte… Read More UN launches probe into drug war killings in Philippines

Philippine police kill dozens in a day in anti-drugs operations

Twenty-five criminals were killed overnight in the Philippine capital Manila, police said on Thursday, including 14 in anti-drug operations in a second night of heavy bloodshed this week as a fierce war on drugs intensifies. The killings across Manila followed 32 deaths in near-simultaneous police operations on Monday night through to Tuesday in Bulacan province,… Read More Philippine police kill dozens in a day in anti-drugs operations

Catholic Filipinos march against plans to reimpose death penalty, intensified drug war

Thousands of Roman Catholics marched in the Philippines capital Manila on Saturday in the biggest gathering denouncing extra-judicial killings and a government plan to reimpose the death penalty for criminals. Dubbed a “Walk for Life” prayer rally and endorsed by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the gathering came just days after the… Read More Catholic Filipinos march against plans to reimpose death penalty, intensified drug war