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Rappler: Int'l Criminal Court takes 1st step in probe into Duterte drug war

As a signatory to the Rome Statute, the Philippines falls under the jurisdiction of the ICC which defines crimes against humanity as “serious violations committed as part of a large-scale attack against any civilian population.” (READ: Things to know about Duterte's pet peeve ICC)

Data from the government show that at least 3,987 individuals have been killed in the police's anti-drug operations. The number of those killed vigilante-style is still highly contested – with groups such as the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) estimating the figure could be more than 12,000. (READ: HRW calls for independent probe to 'clarify' PH drug war toll)

Get the full story: Int'l Criminal Court takes 1st step in probe into Duterte drug war