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Inside Story - Can Rodrigo Duterte win the war on illegal drugs?

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The President of the Philippines is known for following through on his threats. His latest one is to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations. UN criticism of how he runs his country has angered Rodrigo Duterte. He says he is going to encourage China and African countries to also leave the UN and create a new global organisation. Duterte's verbal attack comes after two UN human rights experts said the president's crackdown on crime might be illegal. It's a policy he's been pushing since his presidential campaign. Police said more than 600,000 drug dealers and users have turned themselves in to avoid being killed. So, can Duterte really win his war on drugs? Presenter: Sami Zeidan Guests: Richard Heydarian - Political science professor at De La Salle University Rachel Chhoa Howard - Philippines reseracher with Amnesty International in London Criselda Yabes - Author and columnist with Asia Sentinel - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/