Human rights report on Philippines drug enforcement

A report by the UN Human Rights Office on the Philippines has highlighted repeated human rights violations related to the government’s campaign against drugs. Since 2016, over 8,663 drug suspects have been killed. The report also documents that 248 human rights defenders, legal professionals, journalists and trade unionists have been killed since 2015. The report commented that “persistent impunity for human rights violations is stark and the practical obstacles to accessing justice within the country are almost insurmountable”.