28 March 2019

Predictions

International Criminal Court (ICC) complaint against China will not damage bilateral relations, particularly amid ongoing probe into Duterte’s drugs war

Case will not progress since Beijing is not an ICC member, and Manila’s effort to distance itself from complaint will further reduce impact on bilateral relations

ICC determination to continue drugs investigation despite Manila withdrawing from body will increase tension between Philippines and Western countries

Analysis

Former Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario, ex-ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and a group of fishermen filed an International Criminal Court (ICC) complaint against Chinese President Xi…

 

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