Philippine Drug War

Men place their hands over their heads as they are rounded up during a continuing "war on drugs" police campaign of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila, Philippines, Oct. 7, 2016. 

A rare murder conviction in the Philippines reveals a ‘broken’ justice system

Conflict & Justice

Since former President Rordrigo Duterte launched his so-called “war on drugs” in 2016, convictions of law enforcement officers have been rare. But the recent murder conviction of former police officer Jeffrey Perez shows signs of justice and accountability in the overburdened courts.

Photo of ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda wearing a blue, green and orange outfit

Human rights activists hope international court will help end Duterte’s deadly war on drugs in the Philippines


The Philippine leader apparently just confessed extrajudicial killings. Opponents want an investigation.