Dispatch from Crame No. 79 (Sen. De Lima on Teddyboy Locsin’s statement on Dr. Callamard’s PH visit)

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I cannot believe how the intelligently outspoken Teddyboy Locsin can claim the ICC case against his President is dead because of Agnes Callamard’s visit, an unofficial one at that, to the Philippines.

There is no rhyme or reason in such opinion, since Callamard is not part of the ICC. She is neither a judge nor a prosecutor of such tribunal. The ICC official who will be evaluating the allegations in the Sabio communication and other communications or information that might have reached ICC and if warranted, conduct the preliminary examination is ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, not Agnes Callamard. The latter has nothing to do with the ICC case, and has her own independent mandate as the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

At the same time, calling Callamard a “conceited fool” who has links to the Liberal Party only makes Locsin a badmouthing purveyor of fake news.

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