Speaking in his home town of Davao city in the southern Philippines shortly before flying to Peru for a regional summit, Duterte said: "They (Russians) may have thought the ICC is (useless), so they withdrew their membership".
De Lima stressed that the Philippines should continue to stand with democratic countries in stopping basic human rights violations.
Duterte said he is annoyed about the criticism he has received, and stressed that "nobody was listening" to his reasons for cracking down - which has led to the deaths of between 2,300 and 4,700 people, according to conflicting estimates. Under the treaty, the court could step in only when countries are unwilling or unable to dispense justice themselves for crimes against humanity, genocide, or war crimes. This is a founding document that establishes the rules of criminal proceedings in relation to matters that fall under the ICC's competence.
"Don't go!" That was the heartfelt appeal to African nations as the International Criminal Court opened its annual meeting Wednesday under the cloud of a wave of unprecedented defections.
In his decree, Putin ordered Russia's Foreign Ministry to inform the United Nations of his decision.
Putin has agreed to accept this proposal by the Ministry of Justice of Russian Federation, which is coordinated with other departments and the Supreme Court, and instructed to notify the UN Secretary General about Russia's intention to withdraw from the agreement.
Refugees in Australia's offshore centres to be resettled in US
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said asylum-seekers whose refugee applications are rejected would be expected to return home. Announcing the deal with the U.S. on Sunday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the resettlement process would be gradual.
Gambia on Monday formally notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the court, following in the wake of South Africa and Burundi. The US, India and China as well as most Middle Eastern states have declined to ratify the Rome statute which established the court.
The ministry said in a statement that the court "did not justify hopes assigned to it", and failed to act as a "truly independent authoritative body of worldwide justice". They said the killings can be a basis to charge him for crimes against humanity before the Netherlands-based court.
Moscow never ratified the treaty, which it signed in 2000, meaning it never became a member subject to its jurisdiction.
On other comments, he called for new global leadership that would reduce the domination of the United States.
US State Department spokesman John Kirby says even though Washington doesn't recognise the ICC's authority over its personnel, it does not diminish US belief that the court does provide a valuable framework.
"As Russia had not ratified the Rome Statute little will change in practice; however the decision is an alarming indication of Russia's unwillingness to cooperate with worldwide justice systems", said Sergei Nikitin.