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Philippines Stays in Rights Council, Despite Deadly Drug Crackdown

The Philippines has been elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council, boosting President Rodrigo Duterte's reputation after two years of criticism of hitman-style killings in his country's crackdown on illegal drugs. Rights groups opposed the country's bid, saying it has no business joining the council, which calls out rights abuses. Duterte, elected in 2016, has openly challenged U.N. special rapporteurs worried about conditions in the Philippines. Earlier this year, his...

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