Article ‘No ICC probe on Philippine killings’

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    ‘No ICC probe on Philippine killings’

    26 November 2016

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) clarified yesterday it was not preparing to investigate the Philippines under President Duterte due to alleged extrajudicial killings amid the administration’s bloody war against illegal drugs. Salvador Panelo, chief presidential legal counsel, said the statement of Fadi El Abdallah, spokesperson and head of the ICC public affairs unit, telling reporters that there are no investigations or preliminary examinations being prepared for the Philippines in relation to alleged extrajudicial killings is an auspicious development. Malacañang welcomed the news, saying the fight against the drug menace should not be distracted by any foreign interference. “Apparently, the change ...

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