Philippines Pulls Out of International Criminal Court over Drug War Probe

HeadlineMar 16, 2018
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he will pull his country out of the International Criminal Court. The announcement came just weeks after the ICC opened an investigation into accusations that Duterte has committed crimes against humanity by overseeing the killing of up to 8,000 people in his so-called war on drugs. Duterte has repeatedly boasted that he has personally murdered drug dealers. President Donald Trump has expressed admiration for Duterte, saying he’s done an “unbelievable job on the drug problem.” This comes as Politico reports that Trump is expected to formally call for capital punishment for drug dealers, when he unveils his plan for combating the opioid epidemic during a planned trip to New Hampshire next week.

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