The rule of law in the Philippines continues to deteriorate since President Rodrigo Duterte came into power in 2016, especially evident in the country's ranking in the World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index.
Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to law expert Simon Chesterman on what contributed to the declining rule of law in Southeast Asia.
Chesterman is the dean of the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Law. He is also the editor of the Asian Journal of International Law.
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