The landmark decision will serve as a blueprint for future cooperation between countries and the International Criminal Court, experts say
(UPDATED) An arrest warrant by the Hague-based ICC against Seif in 2011 'remains valid and Libya is obliged to immediately arrest and surrender Mr Gaddafi... regardless of any purported amnesty law in Libya,' Fatou Bensouda says
Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and congressman Gary Alejano call for a preliminary examination to give victims hope 'Duterte’s impunity would soon end'
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, one of the complaint's respondents, says the ICC case against him, the President, and other officials is 'baseless'
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also says he will discuss with his party mates the possibility of being co-complainants in the ICC case filed against the President
Thousands of lives have been taken summarily, and we are debating whether those killings were justified or not
Lawyer Jude Sabio says it is Solicitor General Jose Calida who should be disbarred 'for his complicity in the war on drugs'
The President does not bother to read the 78-page document: 'Why would I waste my time?'
'The camp of Matobato and Sabio apparently threw a net in the sea with this case and want to see how many fishes they can catch before the ICC. Sorry to disappoint them this early, they will catch none,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II
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If the International Criminal Court starts an investigation in allegations of mass killing against Philippine Presidentn Duterte, it would 'encourage governments to take measures against him, such as imposing tariffs on Philippine goods'
The 'communication' submitted to the ICC regarding the alleged crimes against humanity committed by Duterte in his war on drugs is just the beginning of what could be a long process full of challenges
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida says the complaint of Jude Sabio is another 'baseless suit' that violates the Supreme Court's earlier warning to the lawyer
Jude Sabio’s 'complaint' has to prove the supposed unwillingness or inability of the Philippine government to prosecute President Duterte for the crimes he allegedly committed
Matobato has personally testified before Ombudsman investigators
The weight of opinion is that this is a proper case of the ICC. There is immense interest in moving this forward, and I think we will get some traction soon.
(3RD UPDATE) Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says 'it would really be deeply disappointing' if the ICC believes in testimonies of 'admitted murderers' and not in the word of President Duterte
(2nd UPDATE) Congressmen allied with the Duterte administration say the case is 'premature' and part of a destablization plot against the Chief Executive
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Malacañang says it is more than coincidence that the complaint was filed days before the start of the 30th ASEAN Summit, the first international event to be hosted by Duterte
(5th UPDATE) Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio requests the International Criminal Court to convict and sentence President Rodrigo Duterte for 'mass murder' in the Philippines
(UPDATED) 'A more consequential action' other countries could make to protest the war on drugs is to impose tariffs on Philippine goods, a New York Times editorial says
Lawyer Jude Sabio says testimonies of self-proclaimed Davao Death Squad members and pronouncements on killing drug personalities will help build a strong case against President Rodrigo Duterte before the ICC
Lawyer Jude Sabio is expected to fly to the Netherlands soon to hold President Duterte accountable before the International Criminal Court over alleged extrajudicial killings
The order for reparations for 304 victims of former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga is set to be a landmark step for the world's only permanent war crimes court.
For our sake, we better understand what is happening and act collectively to avert the worst outcome
While his allies and the Palace defend President Rodrigo Duterte from an impeachment case and a possible ICC case, he himself 'welcomes' these
The congressmen argue that the ICC may step in if the Philippines is 'shown to be unwilling or unable to investigate, prosecute, and try in good faith'
Malacañang reiterates that the extrajudicial killings – stated as the basis for a case against the President before the tribunal – are not state-sanctioned
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Lawyer Jude Sabio says he wants to file by end of March the crimes against humanity case in relation to extrajudicial killings
Notice of Pretoria's decision to end the withdrawal process was posted on the UN's treaty website this week, although it does not necessarily spell the end of its bid to leave the Hague-based court
The Rome Statute is precisely designed to demolish the wall of impunity with which state officials commit human rights violations, like the ones occurring on a virtually daily basis in our midst
The Philippines effectively domesticated the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court when it enacted Republic Act 9851 – the commander in chief can be held liable for crimes against humanity
Court: 'The cabinet decision to deliver the notice of withdrawal... without prior parliamentary approval is unconstitutional and invalid'
'The power to bind the Philippines by a treaty and international agreement is vested jointly by the Constitution in the President and the Senate,' reads the Senate resolution
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Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr hits an 'irresponsible' statement of UN envoy David Scheffer, who warned the Philippines over human rights abuses
DFA: 'Mr Scheffer's remarks are irresponsible and alarming since these are directed at the leadership of a democratic country with a functioning criminal justice system'
President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to follow in the footsteps of Russian President Vladimir Putin and withdraw from the International Criminal Court
The senator says it would also do well for President Duterte or advisers to consult with senators first before making decisions on matters of national and international importance
'The International Criminal [Court] is useless,' says the Philippine leader, who has been called out by the ICC for possible human rights violations in his anti-drugs campaign
'The court did not live up to the hopes associated with it and did not become truly independent,' Russia's foreign ministry says, describing its work as 'one-sided and inefficient'