[Off the shelf] EJK in the Philippines (A report to UNHRC UPR) by AHRC
SUMMARY & EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS IN THE PHILIPPINES
A Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council
for the Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines
(3rd Cycle, 27th Session, 2017)
1. This alternate report is a submission of the Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC), a
university-based human rights institution engaged in the promotion and protection of
human rights. Its core programs include human rights education, research, law and policy
reform, and public interest litigation.
2. This submission highlights extrajudicial and summary killings in the country. Among suchcases are those perpetrated in relation to the Duterte Administration’s “war on drugs.” Inparticular, four key issues are tackled, namely, (1) vague legal definition of “extrajudicialkillings,” (2) due process of law, (3) presumption of regularity and command responsibility,and (4) accountability and impunity. Recommendations made during the 2nd Cycle of theUPR related to due process and extrajudicial killings are referred to in this report.
3. AHRC submits that the Philippine Government has failed to address extrajudicial and
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