By Jennylou Canon


Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has been nominated to be part of the International Law Commission (ILC), an expert panel that monitors and creates international laws.

Roque will have a chance to be chosen by the United Nations General Assembly to be one of eight nationals from the Asia-Pacific that will be assigned to the ILC for five years starting January 1, 2023.

Alongside Roque are 10 other nominees from Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand, Cyprus, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, and Lebanon.

The ILC drafted statutes that finds genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crime of aggression to be punishable by law which helped build the International Criminal Court.

Meanwhile, Roque has experience with international law as he taught public international law and constitutional law in the University of the Philippines (UP).

Report source: Philippine Star