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Group challenges PH withdrawal from ICC

Group challenges PH withdrawal from ICC

A second petition challenging the constitutionality of President Duterte’s notice of withdrawal of the Philippines’ membership in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was filed with Supreme Court yesterday.

President threatens to arrest ICC probers

President Duterte has threatened to throw any International Criminal Court representative who will visit the country and investigate the administration’s war on illegal drugs in jail.

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The campaign must go on

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), which President Duterte appointed to lead the anti-drugs campaign, reported last week that in the 21 months from July 1, 2016, to March 20, 2018, law enforcement agents conducted 91,704 operations, arrested 123,648 drug suspects, and killed 4,075 in the course of the operations.

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The Philippines has formally informed the United Nations of its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court.
The government officially served notice through a one-page note verbale on Thursday, 6:07 p.m., New York City time (Friday, 6:07 a.m. in Manila).

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It is the “beginning of the end” of the International Criminal Court following the country’s pullout from the tribunal over violations of due process, among others, Malacañang declared yesterday.

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President Duterte has announced the country’s withdrawal from the Rome Statue, that created the International Criminal Court, in protest of the supposed lack of respect and clear bias against his administration.

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