Condemn Surge in Killings of Criminal Suspects

Features Philippines Aug 5, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Talk-pieta4(New York) – The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) should urgently condemn the alarming surge in killings of suspected drug users or dealers in the Philippines, Human Rights Watch said today. These global authorities with responsibility for international drug control should call for an immediate halt to the killings.

In a joint letter drafted by the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), a network of nongovernmental organizations that focuses on issues related to drug production, trafficking, and use, the consortium urged international drug control agencies to state unequivocally that such killings “do not constitute acceptable drug control measures.” The letter was signed by Human Rights Watch and more than 300 other organizations.