President Duterte of the Philippines refused to halt the drug war despite ICC investigations. Read more in the Rappler.
"The war or the drive against drugs will not stop and it will last until the day I step out. If I go to prison, I go to prison," said Duterte on Monday, February 12.
He was speaking at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City.
Duterte said the ICC could not declare him guilty of a crime since merely threatening criminals with death is not a crime.
The Philippine President earlier threatened to withdraw from the ICC. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the ICC preliminary examination is a "waste of time" as the Philippines' justice system is fully functioning, thus the international court, as a "court of last resort," has no jurisdiction over the drug war.