[In the news] Lawyer Arpee Santiago on importance of Int’l Criminal Court -RAPPLER.com

Lawyer Arpee Santiago on importance of Int’l Criminal Court

MANILA, Philippines – It will soon be a year since the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it is moving on the complaint filed over the huge number of killings under President Rodrigo Duterte.

But since then, the Philippine government has taken unprecedented steps, including withdrawing from the ICC.

Groups called the withdrawal “anti-people,” saying that it exposes Filipinos to lack of justice in the event of “atrocious crimes.”

On Monday, January 7, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with human rights lawyer Arpee Santiago to discuss the importance of the ICC, its Office of the Prosecutor’s ongoing preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines, and what the future looks like.

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