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Call on ILC to Reject Harry Roque
The ILC was established by the UN General Assembly, in 1947, to undertake the mandate of the Assembly, under article 13 (1) (a) of the Charter of the United Nations to “initiate studies and make recommendations for the purpose of … encouraging the progressive development of international law and its codification”.
Civil Society Organizations are protesting the nomination because Roque lacks the moral and ethical integrity to work in such a prestigious global mechanism and demonstrates questionable qualifications and expertise as an international legal expert. Moreover, his record of contemptuous pronouncements against concepts and principles of human rights as well as international treaties such as UNCLOS and the ICC may stain the reputation of the ILC before the international community.
iDEFEND enjoins civil society groups and concerned individuals to sign onto this petition against the nomination of Harry Roque to the International Law Commission.
Should you be willing to sign, please respond with your organization’s name and signatory.
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