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International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has came up witn an initial report on President Duterte’s bloody war on drugs.

She vowed to continue monitoring and assessing the alleged abuses committed by law enforcement agencies in implementing the Philippine government’s crackdown against illegal drugs.

Also, Bensouda said the ICC was still determining if they have jurisdiction over alleged atrocities under the illegal drugs campaign.

Mr. Duterte pulled out the Philippines from the Rome Statute that created the ICC after the tribunal announced it would initiate a preliminary examination of alleged crimes against humanity under his war on drugs.

The Philippines signed the Rome Statute on Dec. 28, 2000 and ratified and endorsed it in August 2011, during the time of Duterte’s predecessor, then president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

Created through the 1998 Rome Statute, the ICC has jurisdiction over 124 of its members, including the Philippines.

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