The ICC and the Filipino (Part 2)

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During the first six months of 2021, International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is expected to decide whether to recommend launching an investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs.

In the second video explainer series on the ICC, Ruben Carranza of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) will discuss the possible case to be filed against officials involved in the war on drugs, and the implications of the ICC investigation on Duterte and the Filipino people.

Watch this video:


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

International Criminal Court, Judgment on the appeal against the decision on the authorisation of an investigation into the situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, March 5, 2020

Message of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court

International Criminal Court, Burundi trials, Accessed March 10, 2021

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