Philippines’ Marcos won’t aid ICC in ‘war on drugs’ probe
24 July 2023 | 5:14 am
The refusal comes days after the ICC said it would relaunch its probe into an anti-drug crackdown that killed thousands. Manila and the ICC are at loggerheads over the question of jurisdiction.
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