International Criminal Court
Is the Malaysian government’s U-turn on the Rome Statute a sign of strength or weakness?
Manila's withdrawal took force a year after it told the UN that it was quitting the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal.
Beyond mass killings, the conflict included the ostracization of the population, prevention of births, and widespread displacement in camps.
Over 30 people were killed in the run-up to the 2016 elections; 22 candidates were killed in this year’s election of village officials.
On 18 September, the ICC’s prosecutor opened a preliminary probe into Myanmar’s alleged crimes against the Rohingya.
The UN has called for the military to be removed from politics and top generals to be prosecuted for genocide.
Withdrawing from the ICC could be dangerous for the future of democracy in the Philippines.
Even though the Philippines is legally obliged to cooperate with the court’s preliminary examination it has few mechanisms to enforce this obligation.