ICC judges question legitimacy of the Philippines’ ‘war on drugs’, authorise investigation

International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday authorised an investigation into the Philippines’ deadly “war on drugs” campaign, saying the crackdown “cannot be seen as a legitimate law enforcement operation”.The court’s former prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, sought permission from judges earlier this year to investigate the Philippine government’s campaign.She said that a preliminary investigation she began in February 2018 found “a reasonable basis to believe that the crime against humanity of…