- Phelim Kine: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is trashing rule of law with his unlawful "crime control" campaign
- The police aren't the only ones targeting criminal suspects with deadly force, he says
Editor's Note: Phelim Kine is a deputy director in Human Rights Watch's Asia Division. Kine worked as a journalist for more than a decade in China, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Taiwan prior to joining Human Rights Watch in April 2007. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. This is an updated version of an article originally published September 5.
(CNN)US President Barack Obama has aborted his planned bilateral meeting at the East Asia Summit with Philippine President Roderigo Duterte this week in Vientiane, Laos.