Veloso's execution may stop by International Court of Justice -- Roque

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The Filipino migrant who is in the brink of execution in Indonesia might be saved by International Court of Justice, as per the lawyers. But, president...

Manila -- The life of Mary Jane Veloso, an Overseas Filipino Worker, might save by International Court of Justice who is currently facing charges in Indonesia due to drug smuggling. Meanwhile,ing for this to push through, Filpino lawyers are waiting for a go signal from President Aquino to file a case for urgent ICJ intervention.

ICJ successfully stopped the execution of two foreign convicts in the United States with an appeal showing that international conventions were not carefully exercised nor followed. UP lawyer Harry Roque said that they already drafted such appeal to ICJ.

Roque is urgently asking for President Aquino's go-ahead signal for the filing, as ICJ strongly requires imprimatur of a government.

During the interview with Roque, head of the UP institute of International Legal Studies, he stressed that there is an enough basis that Veloso's execution could be stopped. He said that Indonesia had failed to follow two tenets of international law on this case.

When a national is arrested and charged, the country's consular offices of that person should received a timely notification. This is according to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

In the case of Mary Jane Veloso, government of Indonesia informed the Philippine Embassy about her case after she had been convicted.

UP lawyer cited that what happened in US where ICJ managed to stop the execution of a German and a Mexican had a similar breach of international law. The embassies of these two nationals was unable to receive timely notice of their arrest and prosecution.

Another basis that Roque believes for invoking ICJ intervention is what written in the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). It said: the death penalty should only be imposed, if at all, on truly heinous crimes; and this, after a fair and competent trial.

Veloso's crime is not deemed heinous or wicked, despite some indications clearly stating that she was a victim of human trafficking, as per Roque.

Roque's camp is still waiting for a go-ahead signal of President Aquino so that they can send an appeal to ICJ for a provisional measure to stop Veloso's execution.

Source: Interaksyon

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