Posts tagged Duterte
The death of a Philippine teen was supposed to be a turning point for Duterte. But kids keep getting killed.
“The principle of criminal law in every civilized society has this in common: any person who sways another to commit murder; any person who furnishes the lethal weapon for the purpose of the crime; any person who is an accessory to the crime – is guilty.”
“A country isn’t a rock. It’s not an extension of oneself. It’s what it stands for when standing for something is the most difficult. Before the people of the world, let it now be noted that here in our decision this is what we stand for: justice, truth, and the value of a single human being.”
Accusing the US president-elect of a campaign for office that fomented hatred and intolerance, the group also singled out “strongman” leaders in Russia, Turkeythe Philippines and China, accusing them of substituting their own authority in place of rule of law and accountable government.
“These converging trends, bolstered by propaganda operations that denigrate legal standards and disdain factual analysis, directly challenge the laws and institutions that promote dignity, tolerance, and equality,” Human Rights Watch said.