Philippines’ President Duterte threatens martial law

Philippines’ President Duterte threatens martial law

  • Martial law could be imposed in the Philippines if the drugs problem worsens
  • Martial rule would allow Mr Duterte to use the military to enforce civilian law and detain people at length without charge
  • Some human rights lawyers say Mr Duterte’s support for a shoot-to-kill policy could make him vulnerable to prosecution for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC)

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