Int’l criminal court ‘closely following’ PH war on drugs

News Philippines Uncategorized Oct 14, 2016 at 4:41 pm

MANILA, Philippines – The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague is “closely following” the war on drugs in the Philippines to see if the spate of deaths in the past 3 months may be considered “extrajudicial killings” that warrant a preliminary examination.

“My Office, in accordance with its mandate under the Rome Statute, will be closely following developments in the Philippines in the weeks to come and record any instance of incitement or resort to violence with a view to assessing whether a preliminary examination into the situation of the Philippines needs to be opened,” said ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in a statement posted on the ICC website on Thursday, October 13.

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