World summit on HR mulled

DA NANG, Vietnam--President Rodrigo Duterte expressed readiness to host a “world summit” to tackle how nations can protect human rights—despite threats to ban two American lawmakers from going to Manila and slap a UN Special Rapporteur should she investigate him for the extrajudicial killings linked to his bloody war on drugs.

Duterte, who lamented being singled out by critics due to his anti-criminality campaign, suggested that a human rights summit must tackle how to “protect the human rights for (sic) all human race.”


Topics: -President Rodrigo Duterte , World Summit
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