Extra-judicial Killings in The Philippines and the So-called 'War on Drugs': Where Does it Stand Before the ICC?

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On 14 December 2020, the Office of the Prosecutor (“OTP” or “Office”) of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) published the Report on Preliminary Examination Activities (“Report”). In this short reflection, I will discuss the situation in The Philippines which is very complex, since, on one hand, the prosecution and the repression of crimes concerning drugs are based on “lawful” motives, and, on the other hand, the modality of this “war” seems to have exceeded the limit of tolerability of international community. This post will consider two procedural points: the issues of jurisdiction and the criteria of admissibility required by the Rome Statute.

Period3 Mar 2021

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