The Government of Canada issued a statement through Global Affairs Canada regarding the International Criminal Court ICC.
Yes, the same International Criminal Court that the Philippines just left, amid investigations on the current crackdown by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s government on illegal drugs in the country.
As it turns out, it’s not only the Philippines that has some beef with the ICC.
US President Donald Trump’s government has said that it will repeal or deny entry visas for ICC staff who are conducting investigations for war crimes by American soldiers in Afghanistan.
The Government of Canada, on the other hand, released a statement reaffirming its support to the ICC. The statement reads as follows:
The ICC is an intergovernmental organization tribunal headquartered in The Hague in the Netherlands.
The ICC has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for international crimes, including genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression.
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