[From the web] ICC exit removes protection for Filipinos-iDEFEND

ICC exit removes protection for Filipinos-iDEFEND The Philippines’ withdrawal from its membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC) means that an important legal mechanism enforcing some of the most advanced international cooperation for justice will be out of reach for Filipinos, especially those working in dangerous and conflict-ridden countries. Although withdrawing from the ICC will…

[Statement] We condemn impunity -PCICC

WE CONDEMN IMPUNITY Statement of the Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court on the Declared Withdrawal from the ICC We are appalled with the declaration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the Philippines to withdraw being a state-party to the Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court. The Philippines has been the stage of…

[Statement] on President Duterte’s orders to withdraw from the International Criminal Court -iDEFEND

Statement on President Duterte’s orders to withdraw from the International Criminal Court On March 14 President Duterte announced the ‘immediate’ withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court, after claiming it had no jurisdiction over him, instructing the police not to cooperate with any international investigation into extrajudicial killings in the war on drugs…

[Statement] In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs

In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs under the government’s war on illegal drugs. iDEFEND considers it as…

[From the web] Philippines Murderous ‘Drug War’ in ICC Crosshairs UN Investigation Still Urgently Needed -HRW

Philippines Murderous ‘Drug War’ in ICC Crosshairs UN Investigation Still Urgently Needed February 9, 2018 Dispatches By Param-Preet Singh Associate Director, International Justice Program Human Rights Watch @singhp_p The International Criminal Court (ICC) will conduct a “preliminary examination” into killings linked to the Philippine government’s “war on drugs,” the court’s prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced today.…

[From the web] International Criminal Court (ICC) to open preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines

International Criminal Court (ICC) to open preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mrs Fatou Bensouda, on opening Preliminary Examinations into the situations in the Philippines and in Venezuela Following a careful, independent and impartial review of a number of communications and reports documenting alleged…

[From the web] Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda concerning the situation in the Republic of the Philippines

Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda concerning the situation in the Republic of the Philippines October 13, 2016 My Office is aware of worrying reported extra-judicial killings of alleged drug dealers and users in the Philippines, which may have led to over 3,000 deaths in the past three months.  I…