led by former Commission on Human Right chair Loretta Rosales as well as six opposition senators filed separate petitions before the high court questioning the government's withdrawal from ICC without Senate's ratification.
's petition, on the other hand, told the SC:
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, in their latest pleading, stressed that when the withdrawal becomes effective on Sunday, "Filipinos would be deprived of effective remedies, provided for under international law and constitutional law, against humanity, and war crimessuch as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimescommitted within the Philippine territory from March 17, 2019 onwards." It would also leave Filipinos without remedy when there is government inaction on investigation or prosecution of impunity in the country.
The petitioners - Senators Francis Pangilinan, Franklin Drilon, Paolo Benigno 'Bam' Aquino IV, Antonio Trillanes IV, Risa Hontiveros and Leila de Lima - and the PCICC
argued that Malacanang violated Section 21, Article VII of the Constitution by not getting Senate concurrence in the withdrawal from the ICC.
The petitions ofSenatorsFrancis Pangilinan, Franklin Drilon, Leila de Lima, Bam Aquino, Antonio Trillanes IV and Risa Hontiveros,and the PCICC
led by former Commission on Human Rights chair Loretta Rosales sought the issuance of a writ of mandamus that would compel Malacantildeang to take back the withdrawal of its ratification of the Rome Statute.
In its 51-page petition, the PCICC
said the Executive branch needs Senate concurrence first before issuing the notice of withdrawal.
Senators Francis Pangilinan, Franklin Drilon, Leila de Lima, Bam Aquino, Antonio Trillanes IV and Risa Hontiveros and PCICC
want the SC to nullify President Rodrigo Duterte's unilateral act of withdrawing the country's membership from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
During interpellation on counsels of the PCICC
, Carpio said the President cannot just withdraw from the ICC because it is a form of treaty that cannot be repealed without approval of Congress.
Trillanes IV and Risa Hontiveros and the Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC
), led by former Commission on Human Rights chairman Loretta Ann Rosales.
The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC
), led by former Commission on Human Rights chair Loretta Rosales, told the SC the withdrawal violated the Constitution which requires the ratification of treaties and international agreements by the Senate.
The next President can reinstate the Philippines as a party to the treaty, Leonen said during oral arguments called by the Supreme Court to tackle a petition brought by the Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC
) asking the tribunal to recall Mr.
Lawyers Romel Bagares, Ray Paolo Santiago and Gilbert Andres represented the PCICC
, the group that campaigned for the treaty's ratification for more than a decade.