ICC pre-trial chamber authorizes start of probe into Duterte’s drug war

Zacarian Sarao 09/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved the start of the probe into the crimes against humanity cases filed against President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the drug war…

Above the law

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 08/19/2021

Under our democratic and republican system of government as enshrined in the 1987 Constitution, Congress enacts, amends, or repeals a law, the President executes the law, and the Judiciary declares a law void if it contravenes the…

The ICC Prosecutor’s submission

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 06/17/2021

On June 14, 2021, Prosecutor Ms. Fatou Bensouda formally requested the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for authority to commence an investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs for possible crimes against humanity…

EU Parliament threatens to revoke PH trade perks

Patricia Denise M. Chiu 09/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The European Parliament threatened to revoke the Philippines’ trading privileges with the European Union if it will not implement international conventions on human rights and urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to continue its…

FLOWERING OF THOUGHT: A nation, a prosecutor, and a world court

Jason A. Baguia 03/20/2019

In 2018, Malacañang announced it was withdrawing the Philippines from the Rome Statute, the law by which the country fell within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Spokespersons and supporters of the administration argued that…

Duterte didn’t admit hand in murders – Palace

Inquirer.net 10/01/2018

EJK ‘only sin’ remark won’t bolster ICC case, cause impeachment Malacañang has belittled claims that President Rodrigo Duterte’s supposed admission that his “only sin is the extrajudicial killings” could bolster the case before the International Criminal Court…

Why law school is like Hogwarts

Oscar Franklin Tan 10/30/2017

QUEDLINBURG, Germany — I still reflexively stand up when my old professor Vicente V. Mendoza texts. Yes, the law professor of law professors, justice of justices and legal legend of legal legends fact checks my column. Justice…

Timely warning against EJK

Editorial 10/18/2016

The arrest of suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa by the joint efforts of the Abu Dhabi police and Interpol was a welcome break for the Duterte administration, which came under fire from the International Criminal Court (ICC)…

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