Lacson rejects UN intervention in drug war: 'May functioning justice system pa tayo!'

Senator Ping Lacson photo from Business World (ctto)

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is preparing to conduct a probe on the alleged human rights abuses in connection with government’s anti-drug campaign which Senator Panfilo Lacson rejects.
In fact, Lacson cited in his Twitter post, how the abusive members of authorities and law enforcers are being handled in case of report of abuses is a manifestation how our justice system is effectively working.

“We have a functioning criminal justice system that deals with erring law enforcers. We regularly provide our Human Rights Commission the budget they need to perform their mandate. Obviously, we can manage without the intervention of the UN Human Rights Council,” he tweeted.

In a recent report, UNHRC has approved the resolution submitted by Iceland to investigate the alleged human rights abuses such as extrajudicial killings forced disappearances and arbitrary arrests in the in our country’s anti-drug campaign.

This would not only interfere with our government’s sovereignty but it would also mark the Philippines in a so much controversies and criticisms. The UN probe would only give not only the administration a negative impression but also our country in general.

According to U.N. Human Rights Office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani on Thursday's resolution "It is an opportunity for all stakeholders, including the Government to assess the current state of human rights in the country and in particular to get clarity around the contested facts, figures and circumstances.”

Iceland's resolution also "urges the government of the Philippines to take all necessary measures to prevent extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, to carry out impartial investigations and to hold perpetrators accountable in accordance with international norms and standards including those on due process and the rule of law."

Source: Politiko

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