Rodrigo Bertetto: Rodrigo Duterte / Reuters
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte decided to withdraw the country from the International criminal court (ICC) in connection with the decision to investigate state crimes against human rights. About it reports Reuters.
In the document, which must sign Duterte, according to the opinion of ratification of the Rome Statute granting the country membership in the ICC. According to the President, of all charges instance — “unfounded, unprecedented and insulting attacks on him and his administration.”
Rome Statute of the International criminal court was adopted by a diplomatic conference of Plenipotentiaries under the auspices of the United Nations in 1998. Under its provisions, every state party is entitled to withdraw from the ICC a year after written notification. However, Duterte stressed that the country will do so immediately.
The leader of the Philippines on March 13, was threatened human rights defenders from the UN in case they begin to investigate cases of human rights violations in the country. He promised to feed them to the crocodiles in response to the plans to check the actions of the police, which started a massive fight with drug dealers.
In 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the agreement on the International criminal court.
Video, photo All from Russia.