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What does it mean for Venezuela to be the first country in Latin America in which the International Criminal Court opened a formal investigation


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The International Criminal Court has reason to believe that crimes against humanity were committed in Venezuela.

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The International Criminal Court has reason to believe that crimes against humanity were committed in Venezuela.

November 3, 2021 will remain as a key date for Venezuela.

After three days of visiting the South American country, Karim Khan, British prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), announced that the case known as “Venezuela I” It is now moving from the preliminary examination phase to a formal investigation.

This means that the ICC will seek to determine the veracity of the alleged crimes against humanity committed in Venezuela since at least 2017.

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Karim Khan, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

“The ICC prosecutor has completed the preliminary examination of the situation in Venezuela and has determined that an investigation should be opened to establish the truth in accordance with the Rome Statute,” reads a memorandum of understanding signed by both Khan and the president. Nicolás Maduro.


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