- Used as a Western tool.
The ICC goes after third world countries that DISOBEY the US, while it turns a blind eye on Western-allied countries that have more rampant genocides.
In fact all ASEAN countries, except Cambodia and the Philippines, are NOT signatories of the ICC.
Former President Aquino quickly had the Rome Statute approved by the Senate without proper consultation and deliberation, around the time of his US visits. Political expediency or a quid pro quo?
Bush withdrew from the ICC before US orchestrated Iraq Invasion that killed more than 400,000 civilians, spending $2 trillion, based on fake pretext and against UN resolution.
Is the double standard the reason the overwhelming majority of the world populations have not joined the Rome Statute?
- Used to bully poor and developing countries.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, was clearly the first to HIT BELOW THE BELT when he said that Duterte needed a psychiatric evaluation. When did it become acceptable for a UN officer to resort to such debasing remarks on a legitimately elected President of a Republic?
During Zeid’s tenure, the OHCHR has repeatedly been accused of efforts at domestic policy intervention, which impinges on state sovereignty.
Incidentally, Zeid played a central role in the founding of the ICC from the mid-1990s to 2010, his statement triggered valid concerns in Manila about the institution’s neutrality. Would the UN officer dare say that to the US or UK leaders?
- ICC’s Questionable Funding Sources and UNANSWERED Bribery Charges.
ICC’s funding is not transparent. It is financed “primarily” by its member states. Yet, according to the ICC, “additional funding is provided by voluntary government contributions, international organizations, individuals, corporations, and other entities.” This information is not made public.
Former ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo received lucrative deals with some of the most notorious warlords he was supposed to be monitoring while serving as chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, documents obtained by a French investigative group Mediapart and analysed by the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) reveal.
ICC’s officials have ties to the organizations of US-Billionaire-George Soros who has been banned by several countries for destabilization plots, including Transparency International, a corruption watchdog that has been criticized for bias against developing countries.
They also participated in Soros’ Open Society event called “Restoring American Leadership – the International Criminal Court” when the US is not even a member of the ICC…
Why are Inquirer, Rappler, western media silent on the ICC silence/double-standard on US and her allies human rights and UN violations?