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Justice May Be Coming for Philippine Strongman

Expand Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stands during a call with ASEAN economic ministers in Manila, Philippines, September 6, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is afraid. That’s the signal he sent last week by announcing that the Philippines will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) “effective immediately.” Duterte sought to justify the withdrawal by suggesting that the ICC’s move last month to launch a preliminary examination into killings linked to the Philippine government’s “war on drugs” had violated the principles of “due process and the…

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