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The ICC and the Filipino (Part 1)

British lawyer Karim Khan is set to assume the post of retiring International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on June 16, 2021. Bensouda said a decision on whether to investigate the “crimes against humanity” that allegedly took place in the conduct of President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug campaign will be issued before she steps down.

Watch the first of a two-part explainer video series with Ruben Carranza, senior expert of the New York-based International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and adviser on reparations and war crimes tribunals.


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Interview with Ruben Carranza, Jan. 11, 2020

United Nations, Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Accessed March 10, 2021

International Criminal Court, Rome Statute, Accessed March 10, 2021

Association of States Parties to the International Criminal Court, States Parties – Chronological list, Accessed March 10, 2021

International Criminal Court, Joining the International Criminal Court, Accessed March 10, 2021

United Nations, Ratification ceremony at UN paves way for International Criminal Court, April 11, 2002

Senate of the Philippines, RESOLUTION CONCURRING IN THE RATIFICATION OF THE ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT, Aug. 4, 2011

Department of Foreign Affairs, PH Officially Serves Notice to UN of Decision to Withdraw from ICC, March 16, 2018

International Criminal Court, Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, on opening Preliminary Examinations into the situations in the Philippines and in Venezuela, Feb. 8, 2018

International Criminal Court, Report on Preliminary Examination Activities, Dec. 14, 2020

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