'Philippines risks ICC intervention if it snubs human rights recommendations'

39 UN member-states expressed serious concern over alleged extra-judicial killings occurring amid the President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war
ABS-CBN News (Philippines)
Monday, October 2, 2017

The Philippines risks international erosion of trust in its institutions and the intervention of the International Criminal Court if it doesn't act on the alleged human rights violations raised by other nations, said International Center for Transitional Justice's Reparative Justice Program Director Ruben Carranza. Unless the Philippines shows that it respects human rights and investigates seriously and impartially these deaths, the international court may step in and begin preliminary investigation. The court may then "determine whether individuals in the Philippines, including the President of the Philippines, can be held criminally accountable," he said.