Recommendations to the President of the Philippines about how to address drug problems in a meaningful way – or a recipe to improve drug policy.
UN Drug policy
President Duterte has given law enforcement agents licence, with impunity, to kill hundreds of drug suspects in the Philippines. This clearly breaches human rights conventions, as well as the drug control principles adopted by member states at the UNGASS on drugs in April. The international community must stand up and give teeth to its own laws and […]
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