Philippine minister says no access for UN drugs war probe

Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

The Philippines will not allow access to the UN to probe its war on drugs, calling its human rights experts prejudiced.

The UN Human Rights Council had approved a resolution in July to compile a comprehensive report on President Rodrigo Duterte's three-year crackdown, following concerns about a "staggering" amount of "mysterious" deaths.

The country's Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin, however, dismissed it as a "nothing resolution". 

Duterte's office has gone further, calling it "grotesquely one-sided, outrageously narrow, and maliciously partisan".

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