ICC assigns case of Venezuela to Pre-Trial Chamber III over US coercive measures
Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza announced on his twitter account on Saturday that the International Criminal Court (ICC) assigned the case of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the US government to the Pre-Trial Chamber III.
“Legal decision by the International Criminal Court assigning the complaint presented by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (referred by the Court’s Prosecution),” tweeted the Venezuelan foreign affairs minister.
Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza also posted the ICC link showing the referral, or lawsuit, that Venezuela formally filed in the ICC Prosecutor’s Office last February 13, in The Hague, Netherlands, to investigate crimes against humanity that resulted from the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the US government against the Venezuelan people and state.
Likewise, the referral details the situation of Venezuela before the imposition of unilateral coercive measures by the US administration and their negative impact on the Venezuelan economy and the human rights of the Venezuelan population.
The International Criminal Court opened on February 19 a preliminary examination in response to this referral.