Welcome to Hear, Hear, Rappler’s first longread podcast featuring the best investigative and opinion pieces from its archives.
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For this episode, we’re featuring the opinion piece “What we should know about past International Criminal Court decisions” by Rappler columnist Dean Mel Sta. Maria.
Given former International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s request for a full investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged crimes against humanity, it would be worthwhile, according to Sta. Maria, to know some concepts in connection with the prosecution of international crimes such as systematic mass killings.
In this piece, he discusses past ICC cases, from the murders in the Polpot regime, to the Rwanda genocide, and how they were assessed.
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