27 June 2018 - NPWJ News Digest on international criminal justice


ICC pullout: Roque’s ex-allies take on Malacañang at Supreme Court
by Rappler, 27 Jun 2018

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque will see some familiar faces at the Supreme Court (SC) when Malacañang defends President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to pull out the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The SC has taken on the petition filed by the Philippine Coalition for the ICC (PCICC) questioning the withdrawal, and included the group in the oral arguments which have been rescheduled to August 7.

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Myanmar: Military top brass must face justice for crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya
by Amnesty International, 27 Jun 2018

Amnesty International has gathered extensive, credible evidence implicating Myanmar’s military Commander-in-Chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, and 12 other named individuals in crimes against humanity committed during the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya population in northern Rakhine State.

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‘Crimes against humanity,’ ‘war crimes’ and risk of new ethnic violence in DR Congo, warn UN experts
by UN News, 27 Jun 2018

“We are shocked by this disastrous situation that has claimed the lives of several thousand people and continues to rage in the region, without provoking national or international attention,” said Bacre Waly Ndiaye, President of the Team of International Experts appointed by the Human Rights Council.

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Colombia’s war crimes tribunal stuck over mass military killings, not FARC crimes
by Colombia Reports, 26 Jun 2018

Colombia’s war crimes tribunal is stuck in Congress over the more than 4,500 homicides committed by the military when Senator Alvaro Uribe was president.
The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) took force earlier this year, but is still waiting for Congress to approve the allowed procedures to seek justice for Colombia’s 8.5 million conflict victims.

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