Thursday, 27 June, 2019

Duterte tells other countries to leave ICC: It's all bull!

Philippines’ Duterte calls for mass withdrawal from ICC Duterte tells other countries to leave ICC: It's all bull!
Patty Aguilar | 18 March, 2018, 22:06

"A withdrawal would have no impact on ongoing proceedings or any matter which was already under consideration by the court prior to the date on which the withdrawal became effective", the ICC said yesterday, its first comment since Duterte's announcement.

President Rodrigo Duterte urged all signatory countries to the Rome Statute to withdraw from the treaty, slamming the International Criminal Court (ICC; established by the provisions of the statute) for numerous violations of due process in the course of its investigation into killings in the country.

Duterte's action came under fire from human rights groups, which said that the president was trying to evade accountability by backing out of the ICC.

"The government affirms its commitment to fight against impunity for atrocity crimes, notwithstanding its withdrawal from the Rome Statute, especially since the Philippines has a national legislation punishing atrocity crimes", it said.

"You know, if it's not published, there is no law", Duterte said Sunday in a speech before the annual graduation of cadets at the Philippine Military Academy in northern Baguio city.

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Dovizioso made it hard for himself however after a poor start from fifth on the grid, slipping to ninth by turn two on lap one. My target was try to be on the front row. "But then I knew that with a new tyre and light bike I feel good".

Officially quitting the court requires a year's notice and experts said pulling out does not preclude an investigation of the killings, which have drawn worldwide concern. "It's an EU-sponsored (treaty)", he added, as he criticised the court for going after "blacks".

The Philippines on Thursday told the United Nations it was withdrawing from the ICC, triggering warnings from a top tribunal official that it would harm global efforts to end impunity for the world's worst crimes.

Duterte, 72, won elections in mid-2016 vowing to launch an unprecedented drug war in which tens of thousands of people would die.

Commission on Human Rights chief Chito Gascon said that the Philippines has historically been at the forefront of the fight for global justice, but that Duterte's decision "constitutes a reversal that will be viewed as encouraging impunity to continue".

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