Call on the International Criminal Court to resume investigation in the Philippines
KAIROS and member churches and church organizations have sent an open letter to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, calling on him to re-open the investigation for crimes against humanity committed under the auspices of the War on Drugs in the Philippines. Such an investigation is needed to ensure international justice for the victims of these abuses and their families. The letter also calls on Canada, as a state party to the Rome Statute, to publicly support the investigation and to provide any knowledge or resources necessary in order for it to be completed.
In the context of a grave and deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines, we continue to support partners and colleagues who have faced persecution for their courage in drawing international attention to these crimes.