Statement on the Complaint against President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Others at the International Criminal Court (ICC)

 I invite the public to take note of the recent filing of a complaint that seeks to charge President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and 11 other government officials with mass murder and crimes against humanity. Everyone must study the matter closely. 

I personally consider this as an important step towards strengthening the rule of law: one, in terms of holding the individuals concerned accountable for their actions, words and inactions; and two, in terms of subjecting the current approach to drug abuse  – Mr. Duterte’s so-called “War on Drugs” – to a thorough and objective judicial review. The case raises transcendental legal and policy issues, and it is our duty as stakeholders to examine these issues with close and critical scrutiny. 

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Statement on the Complaint against President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Others at the International Criminal Court (ICC) https://t.co/s5IQx0DwNu

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