Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said there is no chance of him going on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), because "not in a million years" would it have jurisdiction to indict him.
The fiery-tempered leader is the subject of a Philippine lawyer's complaint to the ICC accusing him of making killing "best practice" in his ferocious 19-month-old war on drugs.
The ICC last month said it had started a preliminary examination to establish whether it had jurisdiction, and if crimes against humanity had been committed.
"You cannot acquire jurisdiction over me, not in a million years," Duterte said in a speech late on Tuesday.
"That is why I don't respond to them. That's the truth."