INCB expresses concern about reports of violence against persons suspected of drug-related crime and drug use in the Philippines

The drug control conventions require criminal justice responses to drug-related criminality, which include internationally-recognized due process standards and which reject extrajudicial sanctions of whatever nature. With respect to drug abuse, the conventions commit to a humane and balanced approach requiring the Parties to give special attention to, and take all practicable measures for, the prevention of drug abuse and for the early identification, treatment, education, after-care, rehabilitation and social reintegration of the persons affected.
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This statement was in response to the killings of hundreds of extra-judicial killings of people suspected of using or dealing drugs in the Philippines, under the campaign launched by President Duterte to eradicate drugs and crime.