President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday again hit out at the International Criminal Court, asserting that he would not submit himself for trial in The International Criminal Court because some of its judges are “idiots.”
Duterte spoke before the Filipino community in Papua New Guinea on Friday.
Duterte does not recognize the ICC, saying that it is an EU creation, and that it is not the International Court of Justice. He claimed that some of its judges are probably pedophiles and drunkards. “So why would I allow myself to be tried by a few idiots?”
He also renewed his threat to slap one of ICC prosecutors who is in Manila.
The ICC wants to begin soon its investigation into alleged human rights violations of the Duterte administration that led to the thousands of deaths linked to his war on illegal drugs.
Recently, a lawyer sued Duterte before the ICC for allegedly committing crimes against humanity, also stemming from the rising number of deaths related to his war on drugs.