The international criminal court has authorised a full investigation into the Philippine p...

ICC authorises full inquiry into Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’

The international criminal court has authorised a full investigation into the Philippine president’s “war on drugs”, saying it resembled an illegitimate and systematic attack on civilians.Judges said there was a “reasonable basis” to believe that the crime against humanity of murder had been committed in the crackdown, which has killed as many as tens of thousands of people.Rodrigo Duterte pulled Manila out of the Hague-based court in 2019 after it launched a preliminary inquiry, but the ICC said it had jurisdiction over crimes committed while the Philippines was still a member.The ICC judges said the “so-called ‘war on drugs’ campaign …

 

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