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Smokescreen Justice for ‘Drug War’ Deaths in the Philippines

Expand President Rodrigo Duterte’s official spokesperson Harry Roque at the House of Congress in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines May 15, 2017. © 2017 Reuters The Philippine government of President Rodrigo Duterte today implied that the International Criminal Court (ICC) should not investigate Duterte’s “war on drugs,” which nongovernmental organizations and media outlets estimate has resulted in the deaths of more than 12,000 people over the past 16 months. At the ICC’s annual diplomatic conference at the United Nations in New York, Duterte spokesperson Harry Roque reaffirmed the ICC…

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