PH gov't nominates Roque to be part of International Law Commission

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 17)— The Philippine government has nominated Presidential spokesman Harry Roque to be part of a United Nations body that develops and codifies international law.

Roque was included in the list of nominees for the International Law Commission (ILC), as seen on the ILC's official website.

Roque himself confirmed the development during a media briefing on Thursday, where he thanked President Rodrigo Duterte and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. for the nomination.

He joins 10 other nominees under the Asia-Pacific States bracket, where only eight seats are up for grabs.

Should he get elected, Roque said it will not affect any office he may occupy in the future.

"The elected members of the International Law Commission do not hold any office, it is not a job. They will only meet twice a year," Roque said. "There is no such salary, it is a voluntary undertaking of recognized experts in International Law," he added.