President Rodrigo Duterte said he will convince other state parties to withdraw from Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
“You know, if it is not a published, there is no law,” President Duterte said during the Commencement Exercises of the Philippine Military Academy “Alab-Tala” Class of 2018.
“So there is no reason to withdraw something which is not existing. Walang batas eh. If you cannot prosecute me kasi walang batas,” he added.
He said that he mentioned the word “withdraw” to “announce to the world and I will convince everybody now who are under the treaty sa IC – get out, get out, bastos ‘yan.”
“It is not a document that was prepared by anybody, it’s an EU-sponsored,” he added.