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The Philippines waits with bated breath if the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s pre-trial chamber would authorize a formal investigation into the alleged crimes against humanity under President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs.
But as many experts pointed out, the road to justice for the victims of the administration’s flagship campaign is expected to be long and unpredictable, especially as the ICC itself currently stands at a crossroad.
On Wednesday, July 14, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to international criminal defense lawyer Peter Robinson about the challenges and hurdles faced by the ICC, and how it can make itself more effective.
Robinson, a longtime lawyer, has defended clients at several international courts and tribunals, including the ICC and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, among others.
What are international courts and tribunals looking for as they push for accountability over crimes? What evidence will stand in court?
Catch the interview live at 9 am on Wednesday. – Rappler.com
Watch previous Southeast Asia Speaks episodes:
- Political scientist Mark Thompson on the Philippines under Duterte
- Marine scientist Deo Onda on protecting West PH Sea resources
- Walden Bello on Rodrigo Duterte and fascism
- Analyst Joshua Kurlantzick on what ASEAN can do vs Myanmar coup
- Analyst Ben Bland on China’s pandemic diplomacy
- Antonio Carpio on West PH Sea and leading a political movement
- Lawyer Ruben Carranza on what new ICC prosecutor means for the Philippines
- Journalist Gwen Robinson on the future of Myanmar
- Ambassador Gerard Ho Wei Hong on Singapore’s leadership during COVID-19 pandemic