In case you’re wondering why the ICC (International Criminal Court) refuses to act on the atrocious cases against Duterte? Here’s why!
Journalist Ira Panganiban took to Facebook to explain why the ICC is not sinking its teeth in the crime against humanity case being labeled against Duterte by his critics.
Panganiban said its a matter of being limited by its job description based on the function of the Rome Statute on ICC.
“The Rome Statute established four core international crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. Those crimes ‘shall not be subject to any statute of limitations.’
 Under the Rome Statute, the ICC can only investigate and prosecute the four core international crimes in situations where states are “unable” or “unwilling” to do so themselves. The court has jurisdiction over crimes only if they are committed in the territory of a state party or if they are committed by a national of a state party; an exception to this rule is that the ICC may also have jurisdiction over crimes if its jurisdiction is authorized by the United Nations Security Council.”
Simply put, the ICC can only interfere unless there are no active cases in the local courts.
“Ibig sabihin pag may nagiimbistiga ay hindi puwede makialam ang ICC. At dahil may active cases sa korte, IAS, DILG at DOJ hindi puwede sabihin ng UN na walang aksiyon sa mga kaso ng EJK.”
In addition why ICC cannot act on the issue of DDS (Davao Death Squad) against Duterte, Panganiban explained that the CHR (Commission on Human Rights) had already found Duterte not guilty of committing such crime: “Sa bintang naman tungkol sa DDS, hindi din puwede dahil nagbigay na ng desisyon ang Human Rights Commission noong 2015 na nagpapawalang sala kay Duterte.”
In the end, Panganiban said that Trillanes’s only option left is impeachment.
“Hindi naman puwede imbestigahan si Duterte ngayon unless impeachment process.
So ano na ngayon ang susunod na linya ng atake mga idol kong destabilizer???”
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