[Statement] Action by the UN’s premier human rights body is crucial to stem the violence ensure accountability -HRW

HRW reaction to UN HRC opening statement on Philippines

In her opening statement today at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern about the “drug war” killings in the Philippines and supported the call by Special Rapporteurs for action by the Human Rights Council. States at the Human Rights Council should urgently follow through and support the resolution initiated by Iceland, putting Philippines on the council’s agenda. The killings continue in the Philippines on a daily basis and action by the UN’s premier human rights body is crucial to stem the violence ensure accountability.


Laila Matar
Deputy Director for United Nations
in Geneva at Human Rights Watch

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