President Duterte's 'war on drugs' in the Philippines

Heather Elizabeth Jarvis (Producer), Margaret Simons (Other)

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This documentary explores issues of human rights, corruption and the abuse of government power in the Philippines, following the election of President Rodrigo Duterte, who stood on a platform of reducing drug crime. At the time of broadcast, more than 4000 people had been murdered in extrajudicial killings, a direct consequence of Duterte’s policies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
EditionThe Law Report, Radio National
Media of outputOnline
Size28 minutes audio documentary
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • Philippines
  • Human Rights
  • Law
  • Drug policy
  • Governance
  • Police

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