Philippines: ICC agrees to probe Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’

Philippines: ICC agrees to probe Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’

Philippine leader says he will ask military to help in anti-drug war as rights group reveals police abuses. Philippines: ICC agrees to probe Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ Judges say president’s deadly crackdown cannot be seen as legitimate law enforcement operation, rather amounts to systematic attack on civilians. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved a formal investigation into Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”, which has left thousands of people dead. Judges at the Hague-based tribunal said in a statement on Wednesday there was a “reasonable basis” to believe that the crime against humanity of murder had been committed in the crackdown. They added the “so-called ‘war on drugs’ campaign cannot be seen as a legitimate law enforcement operation, and the killings neither as legitimate nor as mere excesses …
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