‘Other allegations vs Duterte at ICC has merits’

first_imgIn response, the ICC Office of theProsecutor said that no communication before them can be withdrawn. It addedthat any supposed withdrawal would have no impact on the preliminaryexamination it is conducting. “The ICC has to wake up from its stuporif not ignorance. It should realize by now that it is being used by disgruntledand discredited persons to advance their goal of besmirching the reputation ofPresident Duterte and achieve their impossible dream of bringing down theDuterte presidency,” Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said./PN “What is clear is that once jurisdictionis acquired and exercised by the ICC, our position is this should not bedivested or frustrated by a unilateral withdrawal of a communication,especially if there are other facts and evidence to proceed with the process,” saidOlalia. In December, the ICC prosecutor’s officesaid that it aims to finalize the preliminary examination in 2020, at whichpoint Bensouda will decide “whether to seek authorization to open aninvestigation into the situation in the Philippines.” “The office cannot effectively destroyor return information once it is [in] its possession or control. However, it wouldregister any supplemental information the sender may now want to provide,including in terms of how to treat such information,” it said. “We also anticipate cooperation withother bodies like the UN Human Rights Council, the OHCHR (Office of the HighCommissioner for Human Rights), and international NGOs to bolster our case forcrimes against humanity against the President,” Olalia said. MANILA – Other allegations againstPresident Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court (ICC) have theirown merits and will not be affected by the withdrawal of the case of one of thePresident’s accusers, according to a human rights lawyer. center_img Malacañang on Wednesday said the ICCshould wake up from its supposed ignorance as the communication filed againstDuterte was just part of a “vilification campaign.” Edre Olalia, president of the NationalUnion of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL), said the withdrawal of lawyer Jude Sabio onthe communication he filed against Duterte before ICC will not affect the othercommunications against the Chief Executive. According to Olalia, their owncommunication and subsequent submissions – filed on behalf of relatives of drugwar victims – “can very well stand on their own merits.” Sabio, who filed his communication in2017, asked ICC Prosecutor to Fatou Bensouda to set aside her preliminaryexamination of allegations relating to the Philippines’ war on drugs forallegedly being part of the opposition’s “political propaganda.” The NUPL is one of the groups that fileda communication before the ICC, seeking charges of crimes against humanityagainst Duterte and his senior administration officials.last_img read more

Lukaku is not new Drogba – Mourinho

first_img Lukaku scored the third goal in Sunday night’s 4-1 defeat of a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur for his second goal of the club’s pre-season tour of Asia. In the absence of Fernando Torres, who is on holiday following the Confederations Cup, and with Manchester United clinging on to Wayne Rooney, Lukaku is bidding to take his Blues opportunity after a successful loan spell at West Brom. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is wary of comparing Romelu Lukaku with Didier Drogba. But despite the Belgian sharing similar traits to Ivory Coast forward Drogba, who was a key member of Mourinho’s squad first time around and who scored the Champions League-winning penalty in 2012 before leaving Stamford Bridge, the Chelsea boss was not prepared to make a direct comparison. “We have to respect Didier, because Didier’s unique in Chelsea history,” Mourinho said. “And we have to respect Lukaku and the best way to respect Lukaku is not to compare him with a legend of Chelsea Football Club. “The kid is good.” Another player keen to do well is Bertrand Traore, who is a 17-year-old Burkina Faso international, in his second six-week trial spell at Chelsea. After impressing academy coaches in 2012, Mourinho watched a DVD of the athletic midfielder before inviting him to the Asia tour. As he is not 18 until December, Chelsea and Traore must wait to sign a permanent deal. Mourinho added: “Now we want to keep him. We have to wait until he becomes 18 to try to get a permit for him to stay in England. It’s the rules and we have to accept them.” Mourinho hopes forward Kevin de Bruyne’s knee injury is not serious after the Belgian was injured in the act of scoring the second goal of the victory at the Shah Alam Stadium. Mourinho said: “When he was on the floor and asking for a change, everybody on the bench, we thought the worst. “The first assessment by the doctor was that it was not the ligaments for sure and if it is something in the meniscus, then it has to be a very small injury. “So we believe it is not an important injury and hopefully it isn’t because the kid is a fantastic player and is showing to you match after match and showing to me in training that he is going to be a key man on the pitch.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

‘Irresponsible’ OddsMonkey ad banned by ASA

first_img Share ASA’s new guidelines set to protect problem gamblers March 29, 2019 Profit Accumulator Instagram posts fall foul of ASA March 11, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles ASA bans Sky Bet ad after deeming it irresponsible March 13, 2019 Submit The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has came down on an advert from sports betting affiliate OddsMonkey, concluding that it was “irresponsible and therefore breached the Code”.The ad in question, posted on the homepage of www.oddsmonkey.com in November of last year, stated: “Make Money Online with OddsMonkey. OddsMonkey makes it simple for you to earn a tax-free second income”. Further text read: “How does Matched Betting Work? With our bespoke software and a bit of good, old-fashioned maths, you can minimise the risk associated with ordinary betting. Because matched betting isn’t gambling; it’s about maximising your profit potential with the original developers of the UK’s leading software”. The complainant argued that the ad underplayed the risks involved in matched betting and was therefore irresponsible.OddsMonkey responded by saying they had “taken care to construct their copy carefully and in a socially responsible manner to ensure it encapsulated that matched betting was not gambling and used mathematics and the company’s own proprietary software to minimise the risk associated with ordinary gambling”. However the ASA upheld the complaint.“We understood that matched betting involved taking advantage of promotional “free” bets offered by gambling operators,” the authority expanded. “Customers were told to bet for and against a possible outcome with two different gambling operators offering the same odds so that the bets cancelled out – for example, betting on a horse to win a race with one operator and placing a lay bet (where the customer effectively plays the role of the bookmaker) with another operator on the same horse not to win. “Where one of those bets was a promotional “free bet”, a profit could be made because the customer did not have to pay for the stake.”The ad must not appear again in the form complained about, and the ASA told OddsMonkey not to present its matched betting service in an irresponsible manner, for example, by underplaying the risks involved. Sharelast_img read more