2022 Philippine Elections

Law of Duterte Land Podcast: Human rights as an election agenda

Law of Duterte Land Podcast: Human rights as an election agenda
Amid a pandemic, joblessness, and a sinking economy, will Filipinos care about drug war killings when they fill in their ballots in May 2022?

Human rights should be on every citizen’s mind whether or not it’s the election season. But perhaps more so during elections, when they are choosing the leaders whose regard for and understanding of human rights will determine accountability.

Amid a pandemic, joblessness, and sinking economy, will Filipinos care about killings in the drug war when they fill in their ballots in May 2022?

Is the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into these killings under President Rodrigo Duterte a top consideration for voters?

We talk about that with Filipino lawyer Perfecto “Boyet” Caparas, a former journalist who’s taking up his Doctor of Juridical Science studies at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He has a Master of Laws in Human Rights from the University of Hong Kong.

 “It is in the moral, political, and legal spheres that the ICC investigation assumes immediate, medium-term, and long-term significance,” wrote Caparas for Jurist.org.

Rappler’s justice reporter Lian Buan talks to Caparas on this topic on the Law of Duterte Land Podcast.

Law of Duterte Land Podcast: Human rights as an election agenda

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If you have tips and suggestions for episodes, email the host at lian.buan@rappler.com. – Rappler.com

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