**dictadura-venezuela

The jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court is complementary to that of the national state which means that even if crimes against humanity under the jurisdiction of the Court were committed, the Court can only intervene if the state has not engaged in genuine investigations and prosecutions of the alleged perpetrators of the crimes. In […]

*dictadura-venezuela

In order to assess whether to open an investigation the Prosecutor of the ICC has to determine whether crimes against humanity were committed “pursuant to or in furtherance of a State or organizational policy to commit such attack”. (Article 7(2)(a) of the Rome Statute) A policy requires that the state or organization actively plan, direct […]

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Since Venezuela ratified the Rome Statute on 7 June 2000, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has jurisdiction over crimes against humanity perpetrated on the Venezuelan territory since 1 July 2002. In order to assess whether to open an investigation the Prosecutor of the ICC has to determine whether crimes against humanity were committed in a […]