Centerlaw statement on the election of Dean Raul C. Pangalangan to the International Criminal Court (ICC)


Media Release
Reference: Prof. H. Harry L. Roque, Jr. 09175398096

The Center for International Law (Centerlaw) extends its congratulations to Dean Raul C. Pangalangan on his recent election as judge of the International Criminal Court.

Dean Pangalangan, who is a trustee of Centerlaw, brings with him to the world’s first permanent court designated to try the most heinous crimes a keen academic intellect and practical wisdom from his years of engaging with relevant issues as a leading member of the Philippine civil society.

Prof. Roque said, “We trust that with his presence in the ICC, our own people and our own government will have greater confidence in pursuing impartial justice before the international tribunal for egregious human rights violations committed in the Philippines that have remained unresolved.”

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One comment on “Centerlaw statement on the election of Dean Raul C. Pangalangan to the International Criminal Court (ICC)

  1. Truthseeker says:

    If, as Prof. Roque says, Filipinos will have greater confidence in pursuing impartial justice at the ICC with Dean Pangalangan’s appointment, doesn’t that necessarily imply Filipinos had less confidence before? If so, why?

    And assuming unresolved Filipino human rights violations cases do come before the newly appointed judge, will he feel pressured to decide for the complainants after Prof. Roque’s compliment which anticipates with his appointment justice will finally be served?

    Perhaps Prof. Roque would care to clarify.

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