MANILA, Philippines – International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has junked the Philippine case against China for violations in the West Philippine Sea, citing lack of jurisdiction.
Bensouda first pointed out that China is not a state party to the ICC.
Bensouda was referring to Article 12(2)(a) of the Rome Statute which says the ICC can exercise jurisdiction"if the crime was committed on board a vessel or aircraft" of the state party, or of the Philippines.
The provision also said the ICC can have jurisdiction if the crime happened on a party state's territory.Read more: Rappler
China is not a party to the ICC and Philippines withdrew its membership so no more ICC jurisdiction beh
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