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Section: General News - The Aquino Administration has ratified and endorsed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), sending a message to the international community that it is committed to upholding and protecting human rights.
Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said on Sunday that President Benigno S. Aquino III signed on February 28 the Instrument of Ratification of the treaty, which provides for the establishment of the ICC, and had asked the Senate for its concurrence.
Ratification of the Rome Statute enhances Philippine commitment to human rights and is our contribution to an effective international criminal justice system, Ochoa said. …