STATEMENT: Child Rights Network condemns the killing of 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos

August 19, 2017

The Child Rights Network (CRN) vehemently condemns the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos, who was shot by Caloocan policemen in their anti-drug operations. The Administration’s war on drugs has taken many innocent lives, including those of children.

CRN, a group of organizations working together on policy reforms to advance children’s rights, believes in the primacy of human rights, children’s rights, the rule of law, and due process. The State should be made accountable for such blatant act of inhumanity committed against Kian and many others.

CRN reminds the government that any efforts to pursue peace and order should never be at the expense of human rights and rule of law, and should always uphold the best interests of Filipino children. #JusticeForKian