Duterte not above the law amid ICC probe – Trillanes
President Duterte should realize he is not above the law following the International Criminal Court’s decision to
look into the government’s brutal drug war, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Thursday.
“I welcome the ICC’s decision to conduct preliminary examination on Duterte’s crimes against humanity,” Trillanes tweeted.
“This development should jolt Duterte into realizing that he is not above the law. More importantly, this is the first step for the victims’ families’ quest for justice, he said.
The ICC is set to begin preliminary examination on the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines to determine if an investigation is needed. The latest court move came after the President has been accused of crimes against humany for the drug-related deaths in the country.