The World Should Be Paying Attention to the 2022 Philippine Election

The World Should Be Paying Attention to the 2022 Philippine Election

December 13, 2021
Luca Mazzacane
(Pavia, Italy)
The Philippines will have a new President in 2022. Rodrigo Duterte will leave office, as the Constitution of the Philippines does not allow consecutive presidential terms. This would have left him exposed to an investigation by the International Criminal Court for a bloody war on drugs that has killed tens of thousands of Filipinos. He has, however, announced his run for senator, and if elected could be protected from ICC prosecution. What’s more, the ICC investigation has been temporarily suspended, responding to a deferral request from the Philippine government, which outraged rights groups.

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