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Arbitrary Power and the Weakening of the Rule of Law in Duterte's War on Drugs: a qualitative interview study with members of the Filipino Human Rights Community

@inproceedings{Flatt2018ArbitraryPA,
  title={Arbitrary Power and the Weakening of the Rule of Law in Duterte's War on Drugs: a qualitative interview study with members of the Filipino Human Rights Community},
  author={Nadine Flatt},
  year={2018}
}
  • Nadine Flatt
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • Rodrigo Roa Duterte was elected president of the Philippines in 2016. He launched a violent War on Drugs only one day after his assumption of the presidency. In his inaugural speech, Duterte described his adherence to the rule of law as uncompromising. At the same time, he has publicly promised to kill anyone who is involved in the drug business and encouraged the police and ordinary citizens to do the same. The death toll of the drug war had risen to 12,000 killings after fifteen months. The… CONTINUE READING
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