Philippine court begins hearings in petition against drugs war

The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing arguments in a petition to declare President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs unconstitutional.
More than 3,900 Filipinos have been killed in what the police called self-defence after armed drugs suspects resisted arrest in the 16 month-long campaign. Critics say executions are taking place, with zero accountability, allegations the police reject.
In a petition filed last month, lawyers from the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG)…