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Santiago steps down as ICC judge

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 02:07 PM June 03, 2014

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago stepped down on Tuesday as judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC), citing her precarious health condition.

Santiago made the announcement in a letter to the ICC presidency thru President Sang-Hyun Song.

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“Pursuant to my commitment, I hereby confirm that the Court should proceed on the basis that I am stepping down as elected Judge,” she said.

“Since I was elected in December 2011, I have secured neither alleviation nor treatment from the medical profession for my illness, known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.”

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“I will support the procedures of the Assembly of State Parties later this year, so that a replacement can be duly elected. Thank you,” the senator added.

Santiago has also been on leave from the Senate due to her condition.

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