International Criminal Court (ICC) judges have authorised an investigation into the Philip...

International Criminal Court authorises probe into Philippines’ ‘war on drugs’ – centralfifetimes.com

International Criminal Court (ICC) judges have authorised an investigation into the Philippines’ deadly “war on drugs” campaign, saying the crackdown “cannot be seen as a legitimate law enforcement operation”.The court’s former prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, sought permission from judges earlier this year to investigate the Philippine government’s campaign.She said that a preliminary investigation she began in February 2018 found “a reasonable basis to believe that the crime against humanity of murder has been committed” in the Philippines between July 1 2016 and March 16 2019, the date the Philippines withdrew from the court.Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said the campaign was lawfully …

 

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