manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte invites the United Nations Human Rights Watch Dog to open an office in his country. He also showed willing staff members of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to join the police.
Duterte is in international and country-run countries because of his bloody war on drugs. Over the past 15 months, over 3800 people have died in police operations against drug suspects. The Philippine police refuses to enforce alleged drug users and dealers illegally.
The president, who in the past was often critical of the UN, turned a different tone on Monday. 'I will personally invite the Human Rights Commission through an official channel to open an office here,' he announced. 'I will say to the police officers that they should not operate without a representative of the UN Human Rights Commission. '