MANILA, Philippines – Senator Leila de Lima is set to deliver a privilige speech on the rise of extrajudicial killings in the country under the Duterte administration at 3 pm Tuesday, August 2.
This comes two weeks after the neophyte senator filed a resolution seeking a Senate probe into the recent spike in the number of drug users and pushers killed in police operations or through alleged summary executions.
"Extrajudicial or summary killing is homicide. Carried out premeditatedly and in conspiracy with other public authorities, it becomes mass murder, which, if left unabated and unchecked, can escalate into crime against humanity under international law" De Lima, who chairs the Senate committee on justice and human rights, said in her resolution.
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