UN Rejects Duterte’s Condition for Special Rapporteur’s Fact Finding Mission

The administration has set conditions on a planned fact-finding mission on drug-related deaths to be conducted by UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard. Callamard said that it would breach established protocol of the UN Human Rights Council and could violate the dignity of individuals involved. President Rodrigo Duterte is insisting that she take an oath, answer questions, and engage in a debate after she finishes her mission. She asked Duterte to reconsider, and instead conduct a joint press conference that would allow local…

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