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International Criminal Court Backs Probe Of Duterte’s War On Drugs In The Philippines

Enlarge this image Investigators will focus on the period from 2016, when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office, through March 2019, after which the Philippines was deemed to have withdrawn from the International Criminal Court in a bid to avert its jurisdiction. Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images The International Criminal Court has authorized a formal investigation into the controversial anti-drug war of the Philippines that has drawn international outrage. By official count, at least 6,000 Filipinos, mostly poor drug peddlers and addicts, have been killed in the anti-drug police operations. But rights groups estimate the …

 

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