Probing Duterte: What ICC must see in PH justice system

After the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) had cleared the initial stages in the possible indictment of President Duterte for crimes against humanity, the country’s criminal justice system must be seen to work against perpetrators of human rights violations and illegal killings in his war on drugs so he could avoid investigation, according to a lawyer familiar with the tribunal processes.

International law professor Romel Bagares on Wednesday said ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda was likely wrapping up the third stage of the preliminary examination of the complaints against Mr. Duterte.

At this stage, her office will determine whether the courts and the prosecutors…

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