On Santiago as ICC Judge and the ratification of Rome Statute in the Philippines

Posted on December 21, 2011


As the newly elected judge of International Criminal Court, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is the first Filipino and first Asian from a developing country to sit in the said tribunal. Santiago was the first to be elected among 18 candidates vying for six seats on the court. She bested candidates from every region of the world when she tops the first round of polling, making it to the court with 79 votes out of 104 votes cast.

In 2008, Santiago missed election as judge of ICC, after winning in the popular General Assembly but losing in the elite Security Council.

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (also referred to as the International Criminal Court Statute or the Rome Statute) is the treaty  that established the International Criminal Court (ICC). It was adopted at a diplomatic conference in Rome on 17 July 1998 and it entered into force on 1 July 2002. The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first permanent international judicial body capable of trying individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so.  continue reading my article visit http://www.lextransnational.info/Contributions.html

Senator Santiago’s  nine-year appointment as judge to the ICC will necessitate her resignation from Senate in order to Perform her duties to the ICC

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