They also insist that "genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture fall under international jurisdiction" Washington shouldn't have it all its own way; if it utilizes universal jurisdiction to charge foreigners for war crimes abroad, it should accept extradition or detention of Americans indicted by other nations for war crimes as well.
This followed the submission to the ICC of a letter from Jude Sabio, lawyer of confessed Davao Death Squad killer Edgar Matobato, which said that crimes against humanity were being committed in the Philippines.
However, the international community has now become more sensitised regarding crimes against humanity during wars, but there is also need for looking into these during peace and to take action against those involved in genocide,' he said.
The decision of the International Criminal Court to conduct a preliminary examination into the anti-drug campaign that President Rodrigo Duterte pursued for over a year has placed him on the list of world leaders accused of committing crimes against humanity.
The Prosecutor in a statement said that there is a reasonable basis to believe that the following categories of crimes within the Court's jurisdiction have occurred: The categories are crimes against humanity and war crimes by the Taliban and their affiliated Haqqani Network; War crimes by Afghan National Security Forces, in particular, members of the National Directorate for Security and the Afghan National Police.