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ICC to rule if South Africa broke rules by not arresting Sudan's Bashir

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The landmark decision will serve as a blueprint for future cooperation between countries and the International Criminal Court experts say

A picture taken on November 23, 2015 shows the new building of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. Martijn Beekman/ANP/AFP

ICC calls for 'immediate arrest' of Kadhafi son

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:26 PM

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

FATOU BENSOUDA. Public Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda enters the court room for the trial of Dominic Ongwen a senior commander in Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, on December 6, 2016. File photo by Peter Dejong / ANP/AFP

Additional 'communication' vs Duterte filed before Int'l Criminal Court

Jun 06, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and congressman Gary Alejano call for a preliminary examination to give victims hope Duterte’s impunity would soon end

 END IMPUNITY. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano  urges ICC Prosecutor to bring hope and end President Rodrigo Duterte's impunity. Presidential Photo

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May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

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ICC complaint vs Duterte is 'mental hospital' material, says Alvarez

May 16, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez one of the complaint s respondents says the ICC case against him the President and other officials is baseless

UNFAZED. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he is not bothered he is one of the respondents in the complaint filed against the Presidente and other officials before the ICC. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Alejano willing to lose Congress seat after seeking Duterte ouster

May 15, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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

WHAT'S NEXT? Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano mulls the next steps to take after the justice panel rejected his impeachment complaint against the President. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[Newspoint] Quibbling over life and death in the war on drugs

May 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Thousands of lives have been taken summarily and we are debating whether those killings were justified or not

Calida 'barking up the wrong tree,' says Sabio on disbarment threat

May 07, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio says it is Solicitor General Jose Calida who should be disbarred for his complicity in the war on drugs

UNFAZED. Lawyer Jude Sabio responds to Solicitor General Jose Calida's threat to disbar him. File photo by Rappler

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Apr 28, 2017 - 1:42 PM

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Duterte dismisses ICC complaint

Apr 27, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The President does not bother to read the 78 page document: Why would I waste my time?

'LET IT BE.' President Rodrigo Duterte brushes off the complaint filed with the ICC by a lawyer of a supposed Davao Death Squad member. Malacañang file photo

Aguirre to Sabio on ICC complaint: 'Bring it on'

Apr 27, 2017 - 6:17 PM

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

DESTABILIZATION. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II dismisses the ICC complaint as a mere part of a supposed destabilization plot against the Duterte government. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

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Apr 27, 2017 - 1:29 PM

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Apr 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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New York Times editorial calls Duterte 'man who must be stopped'

Apr 26, 2017 - 11:27 PM

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

DUTERTE. This file photo taken on October 16, 2016 shows Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he gestures delivering his speech prior to departing for a visit to Brunei and China at Davao airport. File photo by Manman Dejeto/ AFP

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Apr 26, 2017 - 7:33 PM

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What challenges will complaint vs Duterte face before ICC?

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:35 PM

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

Calida wants Sabio disbarred over ICC complaint

Apr 26, 2017 - 11:44 AM

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

The bigger hurdles to having ICC prosecute Duterte

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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

COMPLAINT VS DUTERTE. Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio files a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court. Photo courtesy of Jude Sabio.

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Apr 25, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Will Ombudsman's Davao Death Squad probe affect ICC complaint?

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Matobato has personally testified before Ombudsman investigators

Edgar Matobato attends a Senate hearing on September 22, 2016. Photo by LeAnn Jazul/Rappler

12 considerations on Duterte and the ICC

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:40 PM

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

COMPLAINT VS DUTERTE. Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio files a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court. Photo courtesy of Jude Sabio.

Palace tells ICC not to believe word of 'admitted murderers'

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:36 PM

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

DEFENDING DRUG WAR. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella is confident the complaint filed with the ICC will not prosper. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Senators say ICC case vs Duterte 'dustbin-bound'

Apr 25, 2017 - 11:47 AM

2nd UPDATE Congressmen allied with the Duterte administration say the case is premature and part of a destablization plot against the Chief Executive

ICC CASE. Senators say the complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court is bound to fail.

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Apr 25, 2017 - 10:51 AM

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SPECIAL GAMES. Visually-impaired athletes prepare to run for the 100-meters. Photo by Vina Salazar/ Rappler

Palace says ICC complaint meant to 'embarrass, shame' Duterte

Apr 24, 2017 - 7:53 PM

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

MASS MURDERER? A lawyer files a complaint against President Duterte with the ICC claiming he is guilty of 'mass murder.' Presidential Photo

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Apr 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM

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Complaint vs Duterte filed before Int'l Criminal Court

Apr 24, 2017 - 4:16 PM

5th UPDATE Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio requests the International Criminal Court to convict and sentence President Rodrigo Duterte for mass murder in the Philippines

ICC COMPLAINT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is facing a complaint before the International Criminal Court. Malacañang file photo

NY Times: Hit PH with trade tariffs over deadly drug war

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:39 AM

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

CRIME SCENE. A crime scene during an operation part of Oplan Tokhang, November 2016. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Killings in war on drugs 'extension' of DDS system – Sabio

Mar 25, 2017 - 2:23 PM

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

Rappler Talk Investigative: Matobato lawyer Jude Sabio on Duterte and the ICC

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:01 AM

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

ICC poised to make first awards to war crimes' victims

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM

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

WORLD COURT. A picture taken on November 23, 2015 shows the new building of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. Martijn Meekman/ANP/AFP

Perfect storm in wild, wild Philippines

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:07 PM

For our sake we better understand what is happening and act collectively to avert the worst outcome

Duterte 'welcomes' impeachment, ICC cases

Mar 19, 2017 - 4:30 PM

While his allies and the Palace defend President Rodrigo Duterte from an impeachment case and a possible ICC case he himself welcomes these

FOCUS ON JOB. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a gathering of local government officials in Manila, March 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

ICC case vs Duterte is PH's 'last recourse' – opposition lawmakers

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

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

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Planned ICC case 'not applicable' to Duterte, PH – Palace

Mar 11, 2017 - 4:26 PM

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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Mar 10, 2017 - 10:57 AM

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Matobato lawyer to file case vs Duterte in ICC

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio says he wants to file by end of March the crimes against humanity case in relation to extrajudicial killings

TO ICC. Accompanied by lawyer Jude Sabio, self-confessed member of the Davao Death Squad Edgar Matobato voluntarily surrenders at the Manila Police District on March 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

South Africa revokes decision to leave ICC – UN

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:56 PM

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

A picture taken on November 23, 2015 shows the new building of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. Martijn Beekman/ANP/AFP

EXPLAINER: Police, military officials liable for Duterte's illegal kill orders

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:45 AM

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

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Yes, Int'l Criminal Court can prosecute Duterte for killing spree

Mar 04, 2017 - 9:45 PM

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

DRUG WAR'S TOLL. Three suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

South African court rules against gov't plan to pull out of ICC

Feb 22, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Court: The cabinet decision to deliver the notice of withdrawal without prior parliamentary approval is unconstitutional and invalid

A woman walks up to the offices of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, 01 July 2002. Robin Utrecht/EPA/ANP/AFP

14 senators' resolution: Senate has a say in termination of treaties

Feb 13, 2017 - 4:15 PM

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

File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

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Nov 29, 2016 - 9:34 PM

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PH sends 'very strong' protest vs UN envoy

Nov 29, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr hits an irresponsible statement of UN envoy David Scheffer who warned the Philippines over human rights abuses

UN ENVOY. David Scheffer, the UN secretary-general's envoy to a UN-backed court in Cambodia, is the subject of a 'very strong' protest note recently sent by the Philippines to the UN. Photo courtesy of William and Mary Law School

PH slams UN's Khmer Rouge warning as 'irresponsible'

Nov 29, 2016 - 3:30 PM

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

NUON CHEA AND KHIEU SAMPHAN. This handout photo taken and released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on November 23, 2016 shows former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea (L) and former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan (R) sitting in the courtroom at the ECCC in Phnom Penh. Photo by Sok Heng Nhet/ ECCC / AFP

Things to know about Duterte's pet peeve ICC

Nov 24, 2016 - 10:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to follow in the footsteps of Russian President Vladimir Putin and withdraw from the International Criminal Court

De Lima to Duterte: Leaving ICC needs Senate approval

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:07 PM

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

SENATE APPROVAL. Senator Leila de Lima tells President Rodrigo Duterte that he could not unilaterally withdraw from the International Criminal Court, saying the Senate has to approve it first.

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Nov 17, 2016 - 7:06 PM

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Duterte threatens PH withdrawal from ICC

Nov 17, 2016 - 2:47 PM

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

DUTERTE'S THREATS. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the board meeting with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) at the State Dining Hall inside the Malacañang Palace on November 14, 2016. Photo by SIMEON CELI JR/Presidential Photo

Russia withdraws signature from ICC founding statute

Nov 16, 2016 - 9:23 PM

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

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT. This file photo taken on November 23, 2015 shows the building of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. File photo by Martijn Beekman / ANP / AFP