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President threatens legal action vs Callamard

President threatens legal action vs Callamard

President Duterte is prepared to take legal action against a United Nations envoy amid baseless allegations he was involved in extrajudicial killings in the country.

A United Nations (UN) envoy may be declared persona non grata in the Philippines for spreading lies about the Duterte government’s campaign against illegal drugs, a Palace official said on Tuesday.

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Malacanang said yesterday that there is no mounting opposition to the government’s war on drugs but reiterated that they understand the concerns of those who are against the campaign.

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On New Year’s Day, former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres assumed office as secretary-general of the United Nations. He succeeded Ban Ki-Moon of South Korea as head of the UN Secretariat, a position first occupied by Trygvie Lie of Norway.

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The proposed United Nations inquiry on possible human rights violations in the Philippines has suffered a setback after UN Repporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, and Arbitrary Executions Agnes Callamard rejected some conditions reportedly being set by the Philippine government.

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PH invites UN team

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The Philippine government has formally invited the United Nations (UN) to probe the drug-related killings in the country but asked the world body to look into the deaths of law enforcers too.

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