Barry Gutierrez tells Duterte to get better lawyers to argue ICC exit: Ang daming mali!
Atty. Barry Gutierrez could not help but undermine President Rodrigo Duterte’s lawyers understanding of the law. The abogado advised the President to get better lawyers next time after he decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.
This guy should get better lawyers. Withdrawal from the treaty takes effect A YEAR from notice, and DOES NOT affect jurisdiction over matters that arose while the treaty was in force. In fact, all this does is make him look guilty and so very, very, very afraid. pic.twitter.com/eOVcUttANU
— Barry Gutierrez (@barrygutierrez3) March 14, 2018
Gutierrez pointed out that if the point of the withdrawal is to stop the probe then the action is counterproductive. The abogado noted that complete withdrawal takes effect after a year.
The abogado also added that it does not affect any foregoing businesses, including the probe since the treaty was in full effect then. He also said that all it managed to accomplish is make him look even more guilty and afraid of the ICC.
All these lawyers and still none of the brains! How sad.