Bachelet renews call for accountability in Philippines war on illegal drugs

Michelle Bachelet’s appeal follows publication of a report by her office indicating that many thousands of people – and possibly more than 25,000 - have been killed in police and vigilante operations since the launch of the government’s ‘Double Barrel’ campaign, on 1 July 2016 through to 31 January this year.


In February 2018, the International Criminal Court announced that it intended to open a preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines and analyse crimes...