Philippines to join UN rights group amid crackdown concerns
The Philippines has been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council despite rights groups’ complaints that a government widely condemned internationally for a deadly drug crackdown doesn’t belong in a group meant to call out abuses.
The Philippines was among 18 new council members chosen Friday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has left more than 4,800 people dead in clashes with police, by his government’s account. Rights groups say the toll is far higher.
From staff and wire reports