The head of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said that his country could leave the international criminal court After Russia.
Duterte, explaining own upcoming visit to Lima to attend the APEC summit, said that the Philippines have the opportunity to follow the example of Russia and leave ICC because waves of opponents from Western countries regarding his campaign battle with drug distribution, which was forcibly deprived of life more than 2 thousand Drug dealers, RIA "news" referring to Reuters.
Duterte also said that if Russia and China decide to do a " new order ", the first Philippines will support it. On Wednesday, the head of Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the refusal of Russia to participate in the Rome Statute of the international criminal court. The foreign Ministry told that the international criminal court has not justified the hopes assigned to him, becoming dependent on. In addition, the Ministry stressed concern with the position of the ICC in relation to the events of August 2008, when Tbilisi launched a war against peaceful Tskhinvali. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian decision not to participate in the Rome Statute of the international criminal court due to its national interests. Remember, on Tuesday it was announced that the international criminal court in the Hague declared the reunification of the Crimea with Russia amounted to an armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia. In addition, at the end of September, the U.S. expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that the Russian Federation is not allowed to accept the UN resolution and send to the international criminal court case against President of the Syrian Republic Assad. The Rome Statute, which entered into force in 2002, is the basis of the ICC. Russia international agreement signed in 2000, but until now not ratified it. So, on the Russian Federation, Thus the same as in USA, China, Ukraine and several other countries, the jurisdiction of the ICC does not apply. International criminal court officially began its work in the Hague in the summer of 2002. The ICC became the 1st permanent international court established on a contractual basis for trial for serious crimes. It is not included in the structure of the UN, however, may initiate proceedings for the submission of the UN security Council.