Philippines – Human rights – Arrest of Leila de Lima (February 24, 2017)

France was concerned to learn of the arrest of Senator Leila de Lima, one of the leading opposition figures in the Philippines and former Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights.

It is monitoring the situation very closely.

The consequences of the anti-drug campaign, with an increase in extrajudicial killings, are especially alarming.

The Philippines must respect the rule of law and international human rights commitments, especially the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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