UN anti-drug body slams Philippines for ‘extrajudicial’ killings


‘The UN anti-drug body has censured the Philippines for the rampant use of extrajudicial killings in its war on narcotics.

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said in its annual report published on Thursday that killing people over their involvement in drug trade and use without providing them with judicial procedures was against international regulations on fighting drugs.

The report said “extrajudicial action, purportedly taken in pursuit of drug control objectives, is fundamentally contrary to the provisions and objectives” of international drug conventions.

It strongly condemned the practice as a “serious violation of human rights” and an “affront to the most basic standards of human dignity.”’

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