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CJ Bersamin: Foreign interference is not needed in PH drug war probe

/ 02:14 PM July 19, 2019
Bersamin: Foreign interference is not needed in PH drug war probe

Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin. Photo by SC PIO

MANILA, Philippines — Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin does not see any need for international interference on the investigations into the human-rights situation in the Philippines, including the death toll in the government’s war on drugs.

“I am a member of the Judiciary and kailangan kong ipilit sabihin sa ngayon wala naman kami nakikitang dapat na manghimasok tiga ibang bansa,” Bersamin told reporters Friday on the sidelines of the launching of the Supreme Court app.

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Bersamin also agrees with Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo that the resolution submitted by Iceland on July 4, to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a minority resolution.

The resolution on the Philippines, led by Iceland, was adopted by the UNHRC in Geneva on Thursday by a vote of 18 countries in favor, 14 against, and 15 abstained. /jpv

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