Coercive measures constitute crimes against humanity

The Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Relations, Félix Plasencia, valued the conclusions of the report presented this Wednesday, September 15, 2021, by the United Nations special rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of Human Rights, Alena Douhan.

Within the framework of the 48th ordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council, Chancellor Plasencia stressed that the rapporteur clearly established that the “measures” applied by the United States with the collusion of other States and the European Union in the form of collective punishments, flagrantly violate International Law:

Unilateral coercive measures constitute crimes against humanity; This is how we have suffered it and this is how we denounced it in February 2020, when we requested an investigation from the International Criminal Court”, he stressed.

The senior official said that Venezuela took note of the conclusions, which indicate the illegal measures as international illicit acts that threaten the people, its economic and social rights and its development, and in the same way it demands their immediate cessation.