🇵🇭 🇵🇭 🇵🇭 The Philippines has just way too much on at the moment so we’re going to look properly at the ICC. Usually when President Rodrigo Duterte mouths off and says things like ‘we’re withdrawing from the International Criminal Court’ it’s not an immediate cause of concern because a spokesperson will follow up shortly afterwards and say ‘nevermind’. This is different. Yesterday, Duterte notified the UN Secretary-General of his intentions to withdraw the Philippines. The move comes after it was announced last month an investigation into human rights abuses during his war on drugs had begun. The investigation was launched by the ICC after the Philippines refused to take a look at the claims which, according to the Rome Statute, gives the ICC jurisdiction.