Rappler's latest stories on Philippines ICC withdrawal in-depth and views
The systematic delay in solving killings does not help the Duterte administration in a landmark legal battle before the International Criminal Court
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
(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
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls it a 'sham proceeding' and 'propaganda by the Left'
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen warns against the possibility of the High Court turning into a judicial dictator
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.
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.
Critical officials in Malacañang are caught unawares by the release of Duterte's 15-page and 3-page press statements declaring withdrawal from the ICC
Any investigation or criminal proceedings that started before the withdrawal takes effect will still continue, Article 127 of the Rome Statute explicitly says
Dinidinig ng International Criminal Court ang mga kaso gaya ng genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, at crimes of aggression
If the ICC has to wait for the Duterte regime to investigate – which is not forthcoming at all – the ICC will never be able to act
The International Criminal Court aims to help end impunity by perpetrators of the most serious offenses such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression
The ICC's preliminary examinations into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan took more than a decade to complete. It also has not been able to serve a warrant of arrest against the President of Sudan.
If what Harry Roque means about 'national proceeding' is such national criminal proceeding against Duterte, the question is to be asked: is there or has there been such national criminal investigation against Duterte in the first place?
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
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.
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
President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to follow in the footsteps of Russian President Vladimir Putin and withdraw from the International Criminal Court