BREAKING: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein Called President Rodrigo Roa Duterte "Ignorant" on the meaning of Human Rights

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein attends the 33rd session
 of the Human Rights Council at the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

REUTERS: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein Called President Rodrigo Roa Duterte "Ignorant" on the meaning of Human Rights DURING HIS SPEECH Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

"The President of the Philippines's statements of scorn for international human rights law display a striking lack of understanding of our human rights institutions and the principles which keep societies safe," Al Hussein said.

"Fair and impartial rule of law is the foundation of public confidence and security. Empowering police forces to shoot to kill any individual whom they claim to suspect of drug crimes, with or without evidence, undermines justice. The people of the Philippines have a right to judicial institutions that are impartial, and operate under due process guarantees; and they have a right to a police force that serves justice."

He also urged the Philippines to invite the UN's Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions amid the rising death toll in the Duterte administration's war on drugs.

"My Office is ready to assist, including with respect to rule of law institutions and the prevention and treatment of drug use in accordance with international norms," he said.

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UNITED NATION ISSUES WARNING VS PHILIPPINE NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE

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UNITED NATIONS- has issued WARNING against president Duterte over the allege extrajudicial killings related to drugs earlier and bow to sanction the President.

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This has been an abuse of discretion as many Filipinos claim because the United Nation is not aware about the internal problems in the Philippines cIting Duterte as the culprit or it is the works of the "Yellow" to oust President Duterte by either paying the United Nations or simply twisting the stories using connections.

United Nations (UN) human rights has warn President Rodrigo Duterte that “state actors” could be held responsible over hundreds of extrajudicial killings in a controversial anti-drug crackdown in the Philippines.

The warning came a day after Duterte called the U.N. “stupid” and vowed to continue his anti-narcotics offensive despite mounting criticism, including from U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon.

Therefore it is as clear as day that the issuance of the warning could be a retaliation to Duterte.

DFA response to US embassy statementPeoples reaction to Duterte attack vs De Lima is alarming, says CBCP

In a press release by UN Human Rights’ Office of the High Commissioner, it noted that 850 people have already been killed since Duterte won the presidency last May. According to reports, 650 were killed in the last six weeks alone.

The very much awaited confusion with the United Nation is because they were the one's who declare Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to be the best President in the world to date and even offer a Position in the United Nation as Solicitor General should Duterte wishes to join and now they are attacking duterte like a criminal. What a Phenomenon!

One essential Probable cause is : Are they paid by the "yellow" using the money of the Druglords? Look, many Yellows are tagged allegedly by President Duterte as Drug Coddler and drug protector which includes a lady senator Leila De Lima which was also named in Public by Duterte in addition to many local politicians including Police generals.

 

On the other hand, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to “whack… in the head” any representative of the United Nations’s Human Rights Committee sent to observe his nationwide push to eradicate drug crime, calling those concerned about human rights during the infancy of his tenure “stupid.”

Duterte, the longtime mayor of southern Davao City — who won his position as head of state on a campaign vow to eradicate drug abuse and drug crime nationwide — has given police unprecedented liberties to detain drug crime suspects. He has become personally involved in the movement by naming 150 individuals in the government he claims to have evidence of having ties to drug crime. Over 60,000 Filipino drug abusers have surrendered to police and agreed to join rehabilitation programs since he took office in June, and hundreds have been arrested for ties to the drug trade.

Drug crime has decimated large swathes of the Philippines, particularly the impoverished south, where Duterte is from. The prime offending drug is methamphetamine, or “shabu,” which has grown increasingly popular among the nation’s youth.

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The United Nations has expressed concern regarding Duterte’s empowerment of police to eradicate the drug problem, which Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has condemned and the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime referred to as an “apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killings.” Duterte has indeed told both police and civilians to kill drug offenders if they feel their lives are in danger.

Asked on Tuesday about the potential of the UN sending observers to the Philippines,Duterte said, “while I really do not know who’s going to come here for that, I am going to whack him in the head.”

“Do not investigate us as if we are criminals,” he added. “I will not receive you warmly in this country. But if you come here, explain or maybe hear about the happenings on criminals or see (for) yourselves.”

Duterte has insisted that he would cooperate with any justifiable probe of his government, however. “We are willing to submit ourselves for an investigation before anybody, but do not attribute acts of other criminals upon my government,” he said at a speech before national police. He has told police not to be “intimidated” by UN threats, however: “Do not hesitate to kill if you are in danger of losing your life.”

“UN can only investigate genocide, when you kill… killing children, killing the whole community… but when you kill criminals who fight you and criminals who fight among themselves, that is our duty,” he asserted.

Duterte has threatened to kill both domestic and foreign drug suspects if they do not comply with police. Most recently, he revealed a list of 150 people — 95 of them police officers, with mayors, congressmen, and judges on the list, as well — whom police had evidence of having ties to drug crime. Dozens of these have surrendered to police for investigation, which Duterte has applauded. Those on the list have been stripped of government protection following the killing of six officers in the line of duty when Duterte ordered the raid of Albuera mayor Rolando Espinosa’s home. Espinosa denies involvement in the drug trade despite his son being one of the most well-known drug traffickers in the Philippines.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has moved not only to eliminate drug traffickers in its ranks, but drug abusers. On Wednesday, the PNP announced the firing of 18 police officers after failing drug tests. “It is disheartening to think that some police are involved in illegal drugs)… under my watch I will not allow this situation to worsen,” Director General Ronald dela Rosa said Wednesday.

Duterte has vowed to increase police salaries both as a reward for taking on a much larger mission at the start of his tenure and as a preventative measure to make drug crime less tempting to police. As a candidate, Duterte repeatedly blamed small salaries for police not doing their job properly and turning to drugs to be able to properly care for their families. The salary increase will occur no later than December, Duterte has promised.

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