International Criminal Court right to go after Duterte, even if they’ll probably never get him
By Gwynne Dyer Aug. 20, 2018
Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, has ordered the murder of thousands of his citizens as part of a purge on drug dealers and users.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, pictured in 2017 in Bacolod City, Philippines. The International Criminal Court has begun an investigation into Mr. Duterte's ordered killings of Filipinos involved in the drug trade. Photograph by Author Ceslou, courtesy of Wikimedia
LONDON, U.K.—Here’s the good news: last February the International Criminal Court at The Hague opened an inquiry into alleged crimes against humanity committed by President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines as part of his ‘war on drugs’.
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