Fact Check: PH Senator Bato Dela Rosa Can Travel To 72 Countries Amid Arrest Threat

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Senator Bato dela Rosa said he is refraining from traveling to International Criminal Court (ICC) member-countries in case there is a warrant of arrest that will be issued against him.

Dela Rosa, along with former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is being investigated by ICC prosecutors for alleged crimes against humanity in connection with the previous administration’s war on drugs.

But before you all feel bad for the former police chief, here’s some good news:

Forty one countries have not signed the Rome Statute and are therefore not members of ICC while another 31 countries have signed but not ratified the agreement.

That’s a lot of travel options for dela Rosa. For starters he can travel to China, Ehtiopia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Plus the United States!


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