The ICJ released today a briefing paper on investigation of extrajudicial executions in the Philippines.
This document is meant to contribute to ongoing discussions, following a hearing conducted by the Committee on Justice and Human Rights of the Philippine Senate, on the reported increase in the number of deaths of persons allegedly involved in the trade and sale of illegal drugs in the country.
The ICJ had previously written to President Rodrigo Duterte (photo), calling on him to unequivocally denounce extrajudicial killings, whether of alleged criminals or of any person in the Philippines.
The ICJ also urged the government to immediately conduct investigations into police operations that resulted in these deaths.
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