Former Ateneo School of Government dean Tony La Viña doesn’t help the submitting of a case towards President Rodrigo Duterte earlier than the International Criminal Court (ICC) regardless of the alarm expressed by a number of international locations over the administration’s struggle on medicine.
In his May 16 column for the Manila Standard, La Viña mentioned Filipinos should be “innovative” find methods to withstand the tradition of impunity.
“We just can’t raise the flag of surrender and shrug that there is nothing we can do about it,” he mentioned.
“This is why I do not support a case in the International Criminal Court against Duterte and his people at this time. In my view, there are still legal, judicial, and political avenues we have not tapped and used to fight extrajudicial killings and the crimes against humanity being committed,” La Viña added, noting that Filipinos have but to maximise the rule of legislation to offer folks hope.
Jude Sabio, lawyer of Edgar Matobato, has requested the ICC to probe Duterte for crimes towards humanity as a result of his alleged involvement within the deaths of 1000’s of drug suspects and petty criminals from the time he was mayor of Davao City.
Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano additionally mentioned he’s contemplating going to ICC to have Duterte investigated after the justice committee of the House of Representatives junked the impeachment grievance he filed towards the President.