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Philippines Refute Claims of Rejoining ICC

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The newly elected President of Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, has said the Country has no plan to rejoin the International Criminal Court, ICC.

Marcos revealed that he recently met the Country’s Justice Secretary and other Legal Advisers to discuss the possible resumption of an ICC investigation into the drug killings.

Former President, Rodrigo Duterte withdrew the Philippines from The Hague-based Court in 2019 after the body launched an investigation against illegal drugs that led to thousands of killings.

Judges at the ICC in September authorized Prosecutor Karim Khan to investigate killings during Duterte’s crackdown from November 1, 2011, to March 16, 2019.

Written by: Helen Obih

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