Rappler's latest stories on Philippines ICC withdrawal
The question now, Batongbacal said, is if the ICC can still pursue the case since the Philippines had pulled out
Both the police and the military snub the international delegation of lawyers who managed to secure interviews with prosecutors and judges
'[President Rodrigo Duterte]'s bald-faced effort to protect himself from the court’s reach looks more like an act of desperation for a man who appears deeply implicated in alleged crimes against humanity,' HRW's Param-Preet Singh says
The Philippine Coalition for the ICC uses the same tactic of the Duterte administration and asks the Supreme Court to declare the withdrawal void from the start
'My Office's independent and impartial preliminary examination into the situation in the Philippines continues,' says International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
Policemen, the foreign lawyers say, are not conducting initial investigations, and prosecutors are left to wait for police reports that do not come
Any attempt to gather more information about the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs will be taken by Malacañang as interference with Philippine sovereignty
Ang pagkalas na ito ay tila pagbasura sa ginawang pagsisikap ng mga human rights advocates na mapasama tayo sa ICC, isang prosesong tumagal nang 11 taon
‘The ICC depends on state cooperation for matters of arrest and surrender – and this has definitely been a problem,’ says international lawyer Priya Pillai
It took 11 years under 3 presidents for the Philippines to finally become a member of the International Criminal Court. That ends under President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
‘What are at stake here are available remedies for citizens where domestic judicial and law enforcement authorities, by sheer inaction, become unable or unwilling to prosecute impunity,’ says Romel Bagares of PH Coalition for the ICC
CHR Chairperson Chito Gascon sits down with Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug on Wednesday, February 6, to discuss what the future holds for the Philippines as a non-member of the International Criminal Court
The systematic delay in solving killings does not help the Duterte administration in a landmark legal battle before the International Criminal Court
Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with human rights lawyer Arpee Santiago, as the International Criminal Court's Office of the Prosecutor conducts a preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will carry on with her preliminary examinations despite President Duterte’s withdrawal of the Philippines from the ICC
(UPDATED) Of the 20,000 estimated deaths in the 'war on drugs,' the government has investigated only 76, excluding numbers from Manila, Quezon City, and Taguig
This controversy, at its most basic, is about one usurping the power that properly belongs to the sovereign Filipino people because he is scared of the shadow he himself has cast
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
(UPDATED) It seems Leonen wants to practice judicial restraint, a long-standing debate on the Supreme Court that goes as far back to President Diosdado Macapagal
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
'We would like to take this opportunity to call on the ICC to expedite the investigation of crimes against humanity committed by Mr Duterte to the Filipino people,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls it a 'sham proceeding' and 'propaganda by the Left'
These repercussions could include restricted travel and frozen assets, says international human rights lawyer Ruben Carranza
'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
During oral arguments, former Akbayan representative Barry Gutierrez will present on behalf of the senators. 13 years ago, former senator Pimentel asked the SC to compel the Palace to have the Senate ratify the Rome Statute.
‘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
Is it a good idea to bring the issue to the Court? And what added value will Leila de Lima’s personal participation bring?
The decision rests with the Supreme Court. So far, the Philippines and Burundi are outliers on International Criminal Court departure.
Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court lead counsel Romel Bagares says that the preliminary examination gives the government a chance to prove its competence to the ICC
Rappler's Marites Vitug talks to Romel Bagares, lead counsel of the Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court, on the repercussions of withdrawing from the ICC and how it can be opposed
The Commission on Human Rights says it has never before encountered the magnitude of killings seen under President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign. It is now struggling to keep up with investigations.
The Supreme Court consolidates the petitions of the Philippine Coalition for the ICC and minority senators. Senator Leila de Lima also appeals to be allowed to join oral arguments.
The oral arguments at the Supreme Court will be on July 24 at 2 pm
In a petition filed before the Supreme Court, 6 senators argue that the withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court needs Senate concurrence
'Kapag ang mga ito ay gagawa lang ng hindi mabuti, dine-destabilize ang bayan natin,' says Senator Richard Gordon, a staunch ally of President Rodrigo Duterte
'Kaya ikaw, Ms Fatou, huwag kang pumunta dito kasi I will bar you,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, addressing International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
'For human rights advocates and for those who believe that we should be a member of the International Criminal Court, there is a certain risk in bringing it to the SC given the political atmosphere where it is operating now,” CHR Commissioner Roberto Cadiz says
Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to CHR Commissioner Roberto Cadiz on the possible impact of the withdrawal from the ICC on their work and the fight to end the culture of impunity in the country
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Senate concurrence in treaty withdrawals is in the 1987 Constitution 'by implication,' but Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III disagrees
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Panelo claims President Duterte 'doesn't have to consult' anyone about this because he 'is the chief architect of foreign policy'
The International Criminal Court also reiterates that withdrawal from the court would not change a country's obligation to cooperate in a proceeding which had already begun
The International Commission of Jurists says President Rodrigo Duterte's justification for making the decision is 'a litany of poorly thought out pseudo-legal arguments and self-serving statements'
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