International Criminal Court

Southeast Asia Speaks: Lawyer Ruben Carranza on what new ICC prosecutor means for the Philippines

How will incoming International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan handle the Philippine situation under Duterte? Catch the interview on Thursday, March 18!

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All eyes are on Karim Khan as he is set to start his nine-year term as International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor by June 16.

Khan will replace current ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, who was elected in 2011 and has since tackled high profile country situations, including the widespread killings in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte.

On Thursday, March 18, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to international human rights lawyer Ruben Carranza on what the new ICC prosecutor means for the Philippines and the quest for justice for the thousands of victims under Duterte’s violent drug war.

In a December 2020 report, incumbent ICC Prosecutor Bensouda said there was “reasonable basis to believe” that crimes against humanity were indeed committed. Will the incoming prosecutor think the same?

Carranza is a senior expert of programs at the the International Center for Transitional Justice, working closely with communities of victims as well as policymakers in various countries in relation to reparations and war crimes tribunals.

Catch the interview at 7 pm Thursday, March 18. –

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