European Union External Action

Statement on the Philippines and the International Criminal Court

Bruxelles, 16/03/2018 - 13:36, UNIQUE ID: 180316_9
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Statement by the Spokesperson on the Philippines and the International Criminal Court

The European Union regrets the Republic of the Philippines decision to initiate its withdrawal from the Rome Statute.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is a key institution to assist citizens achieve justice when confronted with the most serious crimes, where this is not possible at the national level. We all have a shared interest in strengthening the rule of law and working together with the ICC.

The EU and its Member States remain staunch supporters of the ICC and are committed to full co-operation on the prevention of serious crimes falling under the jurisdiction of the Court. Where concerns are raised within the framework of the Rome Statute, we remain open for constructive discussion.

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