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    Supporters of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’ say his tough stance delivers results.

    But international observers, including the UN, call it a brutal crackdown.

    With a day left on her term, the International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor has asked judges to authorise a full investigation into possible crimes against humanity.

    Could Duterte be found accountable?

    Presenter: Dareen Abughaida


    Lian Buan – Justice Reporter for Rappler

    Richard Heydarian – Political Scientist and Author of ‘The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt against Elite Democracy’

    Phil Robertson – Deputy Asia Director of Human Rights Watch

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