International Criminal Court, West Philippine Sea, Fatou Bensouda, Albert Del Rosario, Conchita Carpio Morales

International Criminal Court, West Philippine Sea

Int'l Criminal Court junks PH case vs China for lack of jurisdiction

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says China's alleged crimes against humanity in the West Philippine Sea 'do not fall within the territorial or otherwise personal jurisdiction of the Court'

6.12.2019

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. FULL STORY:

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says China's alleged crimes against humanity in the West Philippine Sea 'do not fall within the territorial or otherwise personal jurisdiction of the Court'

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.

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