Philippines tells UN rights body: No extrajudicial killings

Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed dismay over the Philippines’ rejection of recommendations of a UN human rights body on ways to address the country’s drug problems
The Philippine Star (Philippines)
Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Philippine government has denied the existence of extrajudicial killings in the country before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), rejecting several recommendations of member-states to address rights issues. During the session of the UNHRC in Geneva, Switzerland, the Philippines said it could only accept 103 of the 257 recommendations made during its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Philippine human rights situation in May. In its statement before the UNHRC, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) of the Philippines slammed the government for the creeping culture of impunity in the country. (See also: Deadly drop boxes fuel Philippine’s ‘war on drugs’)