Inquirer publisher approved by former Pres. Aquino now has a seat in the ICC
After Senator Miriam Santiago retired in 2014, she was replaced by Dr. Raul Pangalangan in 2015 as the new judge in the International Criminal Court (ICC) after he garnered 59 votes from the 123 state members.
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Pangalangan won over Dr. Ibrahim Aljazy of Jordan after the two-day voting of the ICC. Pangalangan was declared winner after the second round of voting and where he will be ICC judge until 2021.
Pangalangan was the former dean of the University of the Philippines’ College of Law whose nomination was supported by former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and approved by former President Benigno Aquino III.
The screening process undertook qualifications reviews and personal interviews before Pangalangan was approved on the grounds of his “considerable knowledge of and established competence in international humanitarian law and the law of human rights.”
His background as a law professor in Harvard Law School, Hague Academy of International Law, Irish Centre for human Rights, and Thessaloniki Institute of International Public Law and International Relations further qualified him in the eyes of the ICC panel.
The ICC is governed by the international treaty known as the Rome Statue which Pangalangan was one of the delegates who drafted the treaty and its succeeding amendments.
Panglangan graduated cum laude in political science at UP. He took up his Doctoral of Juridical Science at Harvard Law School.
Inquirer publisher approved by former Pres. Aquino now has a seat in the ICC Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on April 25, 2017 Rating: