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Oral arguments on Philippines’ ICC withdrawal delayed anew

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The Supreme Court (SC) has again delayed oral arguments to invalidate the Duterte administration’s move to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The High Court’s Public Information Office on Monday, Aug. 13, said in a release that the oral arguments “will be reset to August 28.” The oral arguments was originally scheduled on July 24 but was then moved to August 7 and then to August 14.

“Full resolution will come out after the en banc deliberations,” the SC added. The next en banc deliberation will be this Tuesday, August 14.

Last May, Minority Senators Francis Pangilinan, Franklin Drilon, Paolo Aquino, Leila De Lima, Risa Hontiveros and Antonio Trillanes IV filed a petition for certiorari to invalidate the country’s withdrawal from the ICC.

Last week, the SC denied Senator Leila De Lima’s request to personally appear in the oral arguments. — Gillian M. Cortez





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