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Philippines: Over 1700 killings by unknown assassins and police indicate lawlessness, not crime control

, Index number: ASA 35/4706/2016

The disclosure by Philippine’s Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa that there have been at least 1067 killings by unidentified people and over 712 killings by police in the Philippines since 1 July 2016, is a terrifying indication that the authorities are grossly failing in their obligations to respect and protect the right to life. This risks the further breakdown of the rule of law in the country

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