Philippines vs. China: International Law or Rule of the Jungle
Earlier this month, many Filipinos, who are sick and tired of chronic corruption, were annoyed by the United Nations’ (UN) decision to slam the Filipino government’s detention of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, one of Philippines’ most unpopular politicians in history.
The UN High Commission on Human Rights Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) censured the Aquino administration’s — among the most popular in Philippine history — whimpering efforts to ensure accountability on the part of former high-level officials, who have allegedly indulged in large-scale graft and misuse of public office. The WGAD criticism came on the heels of Amal Alamuddin Clooney’sefforts to end Arroyo’s years-long detention, raising eyebrows among many of George Clooney’s diehard fans in the country. Details