President Rodrigo Duterte cannot be investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes alleged to have been committed in the country’s war on drugs because the ICC does not have jurisdiction in the country.
For this, Duterte will not cooperate with the ICC’s probe into the drug war, the Philippine President’s spokesman Salvador Panelo said.
Spokesman hits ICC’s ‘blatant’ interference in Philippine domestic affairs
September 16, 2021
MANILA – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo slammed the “blatant and brazen” attempt of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to meddle in the Philippines’ domestic affairs, particularly its handling of the rampant illegal drug trade in the country.This, after… Read More
Duterte “will not cooperate since first of all, the Philippines has left the Rome statute, so the ICC no longer has jurisdiction over the country,” Panelo said on Thursday in a radio interview. “The government will not let in any ICC member to collect information and evidence here in the Philippines, they will be barred entry.”