Saturday, March 17, 2018

New York Univ alumnus explains how much PH is paying the useless ICC



New York Univ alumnus explains how much PH is paying the useless ICC
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Social Media personality Krizette Laureta Chu discredits the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to its world breaking record of four convictions in the span of more than 15 years in operation. Laureta evaluated the ICC based on its budget and range of nations, years of operation and number and relevance of its convictions.

The ICC’s budget and their privileged contributors

Based on Chu’s information, the ICC receives a budget of 82-million euros yearly, whose biggest contributor comes from Europe with a whopping 60-64% in contributions. The ICC apparently classifies the countries that it covers based on the amount that they pay. Classifications follow as full contributors, outstanding contributors, in arrears, and illegible to vote. Which some may consider an economic discrimination for those countries that are in the classification of in arrears and illegible to vote completely lost their ability to vote in matters of the ICC.

Chu specifically pointed out a clause from the website of the ICC that explains how it’s funded, she recalled that,

“…the ICC interestingly reveals that it also receives money from “international corporations, individuals, and other entities”. Article 116 of the Rome Statute provides for these voluntary contributions. But no details are provided for this funding line and mysterious donors."

Krizette Laureta Chu and ICC logo, photo compiled from Facebook and Google
The ICC who has the right to withhold the identities of those who fund them leads to the questionable fairness of the ICC. Can someone with the right amount of money control them? And why is the ICC hiding their donors?

The Philippines, since it’s participation in 2011, the term of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, has been considered an outstanding contributor. This makes skeptics question “how much are we paying the ICC?”

The ICC’s years of operations and its usefulness

The ICC was founded in 1998 and it started operating in 2002. So far it’s convicted four people in the span of more than 15 years. Convicts which are mostly people of color. And so far, they have 23 ongoing cases, in which 5 individuals of these cases are in custody at their detention center.

Other than that, the ICC has incredibly important cases to bring justice too but it has been delayed for the longest time. Chu enumerated them one by one, starting with:

1. The arrest of "global terrorist" Joseph Kony – a terrorist arrest that the United States has spent 800 million dollars for.

2. The arrest of Sudanese President al-Bashir- an entity that the ICC can’t arrest despite the existence of an arrest warrant.

3. The investigation of the 2015 Gaza Conflict – a major inhumane case that hasn’t seen movement since 2015.

With these three important and unsolved cases, the huge budget that’s funded by private organizations and mysterious donors, the discrimination that it’s brought to financially-challenged countries and its track record of four convictions, Krizette Chu evaluates this court as unjust and compromised. The ICC only acts upon those who pay the most. So Chu questions,

“Anong fairness ang maasahan natin, o maasahan ng Africa, sa ICC? WHAT I WANT OUR GOVERNMENT TO ANSWER: Exactly HOW MUCH are we PAYING THE ICC?”

You can refer to Krizette Laureta Chu’s full Facebook post below:

PERA PERA, AKA: HOW MUCH ARE WE PAYING THE ICC BA TALAGA?

The ICC: Operates on a budget of 82 million euros (yearly), has existed since 1998 (functioned since 2002), and has only had four convictions. ANG EFFICIENT NG ICC MGA MAMSH. Dami nilang na achieve in the past 16 years. 


Do you know that the Philippines is considered as an OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTOR by ICC? 
Countries like Brazil, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic (at least in 2015) were considered big defaulters. Countries na may "arrears." Mga utangeros daw. 

Tapos, pag may arrears ka, mawawalan ka ng voting rights. LOL. Pera pera lang talaga. Bayad muna bago boto.

Pero tayo, kahit Third World, outstanding payer. Nakakahiya naman sa napundar ng gobyerno ni Aquino. Yeah, we became only a member in 2011, under Noynoy. 

Be that as it may, the biggest contributor of the ICC is the EU, which finances 60 to 64 percent of its budget. 

And another very interesting info about ICC we should know about: 

"In the section of the ICC’s own website entitled “How is the Court funded”, the ICC interestingly reveals that it also receives money from “international corporations, individuals, and other entities”. Article 116 of the Rome Statute provides for these voluntary contributions. But no details are provided for this funding line and mysterious donors."

MGA BES, TUMATANGGAP PALA ANG ICC NG DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE PEOPLE. INTERESTING. Sino na kaya ang mga PRIVATE PEOPLE na nag donate?

Bongga ha. 


These are a FEW of the pending cases of ICC, na dapat inuuna nila, pero anong petsa na, wala pa rin:

1. The arrest of "global terrorist" Joseph Kony. DUH (pinaghahanap pa rin ngayon, Mga inutil) Nagbuhos pa ang America ng 800 million dollars dyan ha. 

2. Sudanese President al-Bashir. (ano ney, outstanding arrest warrant pa rin>)

3. In 2015, nag start silang mag investigate tungkol sa Gaza conflict. ANONG NANGYARE? 
MAJOR ANG PALESTINIAN GAZA CONFLICT.

Any examination of the ICC’s budget clearly shows that the Court is "umbilically tied financially to the European Union, which provides over 60% of its funding."

ICC DANCES TO THE TUNE OF ITS BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR, THE EU. 

So tell me, why would we put faith in an institution na pinapatakbo ng pera ng ibang bansa at mysterious donors? Anong fairness ang maasahan natin, o maasahan ng Africa, sa ICC?

WHAT I WANT OUR GOVERNMENT TO ANSWER: Exactly HOW MUCH are we PAYING THE ICC?
Photo credit: Krizette Laureta Chu's Facebook
Source: Krizette Laureta Chu