ICC prosecutor confirmed opening of office for Venezuela

During the meeting this Monday, April 22, with the president of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro, the attorney general of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, reiterated the opening of an office in Venezuela

This Monday, April 22, the attorney general of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, arrived in Venezuela for a meeting with President Nicolás Maduro. During the meeting, the prosecutor reaffirmed the opening of an office in the country to “cooperate in the investigation of human rights violations.”

From the Venezuelan Parliament, Khan declared: “After this meeting, I will be opening an office in Venezuela. It is not a secret office, I do not work illegally or clandestinely. In terms of these decisions, we are opening an office for the support and agreement with Venezuela.”

He stressed that they will continue to work in the way they have been doing, with independence and impartiality, “without ulterior motives, so that the law, by the grace of God, reigns effectively.”

According to the ICC prosecutor, the investigations are focused on aspects such as “crimes that may constitute genocides, war crimes, or crimes against humanity.”

As will be remembered, the international court began a preliminary examination of the South American nation in 2018 after a complaint filed by Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Canada about the situation in Venezuela. “The examination became a formal investigation in November 2021, after Khan’s first official visit to Caracas.”


Source: france24

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