By PATERNO ESMAQUEL II, GMA News December 13, 2011 8:16am
Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Tuesday was elected judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the independent body that prosecutes individuals for crimes against humanity and war crimes.
In a phone interview with GMA News Online, the senator’s media officer Tom Tolibas confirmed that Santiago won in the first round of voting with 79 votes.
She garnered more votes than Trinidad and Tobago’s Anthony Carmona who got 72 votes, according to the Twitter account of the American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court.
Won’t resign yet
Santiago’s term as a senator ends in 2016.
- Dr. Miriam Defensor-Santiago: The Best Philippine Candidate to the International Criminal Court (rqjavines.wordpress.com)
- Gambias Bensouda named ICCs next chief prosecutor (theglobeandmail.com)
- Gambia’s Bensouda Set to Be Next ICC Chief (the2012scenario.com)
- Gambian emerges ICC boss (vanguardngr.com)
- The International Criminal Court V New Libya (skyenoor.wordpress.com)
- ICC trial for Saif could be in Libya (nation.com.pk)
- Laurent Gbagbo appears at international criminal court (guardian.co.uk)
- Gbagbo supporters protest outside ICC (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Fatou Bensouda Chosen as Next International Criminal Court Prosecutor (onebluestocking.wordpress.com)
- ICC seek urgent answers from Libya over Kaddafi’s son (vanguardngr.com)