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Center for Southeast Asian Studies pres.

CSEAS-WCED Forum. The Philippines Withdraws from the ICC: Now What?

FRANCIS TOM TEMPROSA, University of Michigan; LIGAYA LINDIO-MCGOVERN, Indiana University, Kokomo; MALAYA-US Movement; JUSTIN SUCGANG, University of Michigan; SONJA STARR, University of Michigan; STEVEN R. RATNER, University of Michigan

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As the Philippines withdraws from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, what are the prospects for justice in the context of President Duterte’s war on drugs and other crimes against humanity?

Panel followed by Q& A discussion.
FRANCIS TOM TEMPROSA, SJD Candidate, Law School, University of Michigan; Former Legal Adviser, Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines

LIGAYA LINDIO-MCGOVERN, Professor of Sociology, Indiana University, Kokomo; National Convenor of MALAYA-US Movement Against Killings and Dictatorship and For Democracy in the Philippines (organization works with victims of the drug war)

JUSTIN SUCGANG, LLM Student, Law School, University of Michigan

SONJA STARR, Professor, Law; Codirector, Empirical Legal Studies Center, University of Michigan

STEVEN R. RATNER, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan


After-forum activity:
Show your support for human rights advocacy and join us in holding up the “Stop the Killings” banner in front of the Weiser Building. The banner is made out of black mourning pins symbolizing the fallen victims of the Philippine drug-war.


Sponsors: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Donia Human Rights Center, Michigan Journal of International Law, and International Law Society.
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