Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a meeting with the Filipino community in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Duterte is on a three day private visit to Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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It is not clear whether Bensouda or the ICC has carried out any activities in the Philippines related to the complaint against Duterte.Duterte has told security forces not to cooperate with any foreign investigators and last month said he would convince other ICC members to withdraw.Duterte had earlier vowed to face the ICC and critics say pulling out is futile, because the ICC has jurisdiction to investigate alleged crimes committed in the period from when the Philippines joined in 2011 to when its withdrawal takes effect in March 2019 .Under the Rome Statute, the ICC can step in and exercise jurisdiction if states are unable or unwilling to investigate suspected crimes.
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