Palace ‘exasperated’ with request for continuation of ICC probe into Philippine drug war

25/06/2022 9:30:00 AM

Palace ‘exasperated’ with request for continuation of ICC probe into Philippine drug war

Palace ‘exasperated’ with request for continuation of ICC probe into Philippine drug war

Malacañang said on Saturday that it was exasperated with International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan's request for the resumption of the investigation into the Philippine war on drugs, saying that the government had been transparent in addressing the flaws in the campaign.

By JAMIL SANTOS, GMA News Published June 25, 2022 2:18pm Malacañang said on Saturday that it was exasperated with International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan's request for the resumption of the investigation into the Philippine war on drugs, saying that the government had been transparent in addressing the flaws in the campaign.MANILA, Philippines – International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan has filed a request with the pre-trial chamber (PTC), asking that they be allowed to resume investigations into the killings in Davao City and in President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs.the ICC to defer to its investigation of its nationals.The International Criminal Court has green-lit an investigation into widespread killings in the Philippines, perpetrated under President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent anti-illegal drug campaign.

Malacañang said on Saturday that it was exasperated with International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan's request for the resumption of the investigation into the Philippine war on drugs, saying that the government had been transparent in addressing the flaws in the campaign."Amid our hugely successful anti-illegal drug campaign that saw a massive dip in crime incidences attributed to drug abuse, the Duterte administration has undertaken, through the Department of Justice, in partnership with the Philippine National Police, among others, investigations of all deaths that have arisen from lawful drug enforcement operations," Presidential Communications Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Martin Andanar responded in a statement.“The prosecution requests the chamber to authorize the resumption of the Court’s investigation in the Situation in the Philippines, notwithstanding the deferral request,” said Khan in a request to the pre-trial chamber Friday, June 24, before office closed in The Hague.Andanar added that the administration's efforts to address its faults in the drug war was supported by the United Nations through the three-year Joint Program on Human Rights that took effect in July last year.“The Philippine government does not appear to be investigating whether any of the alleged crimes were committed pursuant to a policy or occurred systemically, or whether any person in the higher echelons of the police or government may be criminally responsible,” he added.The acting Palace spokesperson thus urged the international community to let the Philippine government's efforts run their course, adding that veering away from reciprocity as a method of work of the ICC only revealed the "politicization" that had allegedly infiltrated its ranks.The PTC, or the court proper, will have to approve Khan’s request first before investigation is formally resumed.Andanar also argued that while the ICC cited the Philippine Commission on Human Rights' (CHR’s) report for its call for intervention, the CHR did not imply a need for a direct external investigation.Killing was state policy It is part of government policy to kill, according to the ICC pre-trial chamber, based on different information submitted by the Office of the Prosecutor.

"Surely, the CHR knows the implications of such intervention on State sovereignty, and we expect the ICC, especially Mr.If and when the investigation resumes, the process will pick up where it left off, which is to seek evidence to issue arrest warrants.In October 2021, the Department of Justice published its review of.Khan, to know that as well," Andanar said.Meanwhile, the Philippine Justice Department told GMA News Online that while it had much to say about the development, it was both necessary and prudent that the DOJ first discuss the matter with the Foreign Affairs Department and other involved agencies.The chamber also said in its report, however, that it was also looking at the potential accountability of “regional or even local organs of the State."Pursuant to our internal understanding, all public statements about the ICC case shall emanate from the DFA," said Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra.In a 53-page resolution, ICC prosecutor Karim Khan on Friday said the Philippine government had not demonstrated that it investigated or was investigating its nationals or others in connection with the series of killings attributed to the anti-drug campaign., but as an insider witness he has access to ICC’s witness protection program.The Philippine National Police (PNP) also appeared to have ignored its own operational procedures and international standards concerning the use of lethal force.

“Notably, the Philippine government makes no reference at all to any investigation into crimes committed before July 2016, nor to any investigation into crimes other than murder—and, even then, only murders allegedly carried out in police operations, as opposed to murders allegedly carried out in other relevant circumstances,” Khan said in his request to the chamber.— DVM, GMA News.The Rome Statute requires that for the OTP to open an investigation, it must have established that the country is unable or unwilling to investigate the crimes.

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