Associate Dean Rita Linda Jimeno stumbles on the doctrine at first, but eventually says that rebus sic stantibus may be used by Duterte to validly withdraw from the ICC without the concurrence of the Senate
The senior justice, who says he has no more reason to decline a chief justice nomination, again challenges the policy of the appointing power, President Duterte
'I think it is conceded that we do not have any implementing legislation yet,' says the Chief Justice
The ICC provides a 'safety mechanism' for Filipinos seeking redress of grievances, counsel for petitioners Barry Gutierrez says
‘He made his drug war a central point. How he handles the many deaths being committed around it will mark his presidency,’ says an international human rights lawyer
It is not only a question of whether courts are working, but also if there is an effective investigation at the prosecutorial level
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen warns against the possibility of the High Court turning into a judicial dictator
(3RD UPDATE) The senior justice again clashes with Duterte on a crucial policy. This will factor in on the talks of whether or not Carpio can be appointed Chief Justice after De Castro retires.
‘The issue you are presenting to this Court forces this Court to make a decision between checks and balances and the powers of the President,’ says Justice Jardeleza during oral arguments
The Supreme Court denies the motion for reconsideration as well as the appeal to let Senator Leila de Lima argue through video conference
(UPDATED) During the SC oral arguments, watch out for references to the war on drugs, whether coming from Malacañang's side or the justices
To prove that her motion to personally appear during oral arguments is 'not a ploy to escape detention,' Senator Leila De Lima is 'willing to argue while in detention through a live video and/or audio feed'
The High Court says the August 28 oral arguments will proceed as scheduled
(UPDATED) The petition is filed by members of the Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC), a group which Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque used to co-chair
The oral arguments at the Supreme Court will be on July 24 at 2 pm
Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda
Philippine Judge Raul Pangalangan is currently assigned to the pre-trial division of the International Criminal Court
‘The Court encourages the Philippines to not follow through with the reported intention to withdraw,’ says the International Criminal Court
Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon
Any investigation or criminal proceedings that started before the withdrawal takes effect will still continue, Article 127 of the Rome Statute explicitly says
Read the 15-page statement of President Rodrigo Duterte declaring the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
Human Rights Watch and Karapatan also slam President Rodrigo Duterte's move, saying that his administration must be held accountable for 'all rights violations'
In February 2017, neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao blocked the resolution that would have created the Senate's legal position that its concurrence is needed in all treaty withdrawals
Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo says there must be 'diligent study and debate' about such a move that concerns the entire country