The Philippines’ War on Drugs (Read: The Poor): The Erosion of the Rule of Law and the Violations of Children’s Human Rights

Kathleen Barera | Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP)

“This paper demonstrates that the Philippines’ violent drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte is in contravention of the rule of law and in violation of children’s humanity and dignity […] It illustrates in a humanizing way its devastating impacts on the poor and children with a main focus on Extrajudicial Killings (EJKs) of alleged drug offenders and users.”