Rodrigo Duterte to pull Philippines out of international criminal court

Rodrigo Duterte to pull Philippines out of international criminal court
 

Rodrigo Duterte is to withdraw the Philippines from the international criminal court after it opened a crimes against humanity investigation into his brutal war on drugs.
In a lengthy statement, the Philippines president accused the ICC and the UN of a crusade against him, denouncing what he described as “baseless, unprecedented and outrageous attacks on my person”.
“I therefore declare and forthwith give notice, as president of the republic of the Philippines, that the Philippines is withdrawing its ratification of the Rome statute [the treaty that established the ICC] effective... read more

 
14 March 2018 in World News, Views: 63
Source: Guardian
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