Complainants and witnesses of the recently-concluded International People’s Tribunal submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) a copy of its Verdict, Indictment, Case Summaries and other evidence presented before its jurors. The IPT found President Rodrigo Duterte, US President Donald Trump, and international monetary organizations guilty of violating the Filipino people’s political and economic rights,…
In this 11-page verdict, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, US President Donald Trump, and international monetary organizations were found guilty of violating the political and economic rights and the right of the Filipino people to self-determination.
There is an increasing number of commercially operating large-scale mines and mineral reservation areas under Duterte, and in the case filed by environmentalists at the IPT2018, such an expansion in mining activities has come with frequent and increasingly violent attacks against anti-mining activists and environmental defenders.
The 21 cases the Filipinos filed before the IPT2018 reflect the ‘attacks of the Duterte government on the Filipino people,’ under his administration’s so-called war on drugs, counter-insurgency war, and war against ‘terrorists’ that in practice has become a war against national minorities and other vocal critics of the administration.