Scores of Children Killed in Philippines’ War on Drugs: Report


At least 129 children have been killed in the Philippines’ four-year war on drugs, most by police or allied assailants, but they may only represent a fraction of the toll, activist groups said on Monday.

Minors have been directly targeted, punished as proxies, or victims of mistaken identity or “collateral damage,” the groups said in a report, entitled “How Could They Do This to My Child?”.

The World Organisation against Torture and the Children’s Legal Rights and Development Centre, a Philippines-based group, urged the U.N. Human Rights Council to launch an independent commission of inquiry into extrajudicial killings and other crimes at its three-week session opening on Tuesday.

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