Marcos says Philippines is ‘done talking’ with ICC

President Ferdinand Marcos announced that the Philippines will no longer cooperate with the International Criminal Court’s probe into the drug war, asserting that the alleged crimes should be handled domestically. The ICC resumed its inquiry despite the country’s withdrawal in 2019. Thousands have died in the anti-narcotics campaign under both Duterte and Marcos’ administrations.

Six killed in Rohingya camps after ICC prosecutor visit

Six Rohingya people were killed in clashes at a Bangladesh refugee camp after an ICC prosecutor visited to gather testimony. The violence involved rival insurgent groups operating in the camps. Funding cuts and repatriation efforts further complicate the situation.

Philippines ex-foreign minister who stood up to China dies at 83

Former Philippine foreign minister Albert del Rosario, known for standing up to Beijing in the South China Sea, has passed away at the age of 83. Del Rosario served under Philippine President Benigno Aquino from 2011 to 2016 and was a fierce critic of China. He was behind two prominent legal cases against Beijing, including a 2013 case at an international tribunal that struck down China’s claims to most of the South China Sea.

Philippine police officer jailed for killing teens in rare drug war conviction

Philippine police officer Jefrey Perez has been found guilty of killing two teenagers during President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war. Only three police officers have previously been convicted for killing a suspect during the crackdown, which sparked an investigation at the International Criminal Court. More than 6,200 people died in the anti-narcotics campaign, according to official figures, but rights groups estimate the actual figure was in the tens of thousands.