ICC examination of Philippines continues despite withdrawal: prosecutor

ICC examination of Philippines continues despite withdrawal: prosecutor

Despite the country’s withdrawal from the court, the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor stated on Monday her examination into possible crimes against humanity committed in the Philippines would continue.

The Philippines’ withdrawal from the Hague court was made formal on Sunday.

Prosecutor Fatou Bensounda stated in a statement the ICC continued to have jurisdiction over probable crimes committed during the period the country was a member.

The prosecutor has been investigating whether thousands of extrajudicial killings supposedly committed during President Duterte’s crackdown on drugs are adequate to warrant a formal investigation.

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