62 groups urge UNHRC to act on EJKs, rights violations in PH

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MANILA, Philippines — Sixty-two human rights and civil society organizations called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to create an independent international investigation mechanism into alleged extrajudicial killings (EJKs) and other “serious” human rights violations in the Philippines under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

In a joint letter dated August 27, the groups expressed “continued grave concern over ongoing extrajudicial executions and other serious human rights violations in the context of the ‘war on drugs’ in the Philippines.”

The groups noted that these violations “continue to be fueled by incitement to violence and discrimination by …

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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