“How Could They Do This to My Child?” – Extrajudicial killings of children during the ‘war on drugs’ in the Philippines

OMCT - SOS Torture Network | Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center, Inc.

“The extrajudicial killings that are the hallmark of the Philippines’ “war on drugs” have not spared children, a fact that remains underreported. This report documents 122 killings of children, aged from 1 to 17 years old, between July 2016 and December 2019, throughout the country. This number is a minimum: with parents and relatives often too afraid of reprisals to report or testify, it is likely that the actual figures are higher.”