With the presence of distinguished panelists was successfully held the seminar on International Criminal Justice, organized by the Embassy of Venezuela in Canada.
The event was moderated by the Venezuelan Ambassador to Canada, Orlando Viera-Blanco, and was attended by Member of Parliament of Canada Michael Levitt, former Justice Minister of Canada Irwin Cotler, Member of Parliament Armando Armas, President of the Permanent Commission of Foreign Policy of the National Assembly (NA), and Humberto Prado, Presidential Commissioner of Human Rights.
In the plenary session, the panelists reaffirmed their commitment to the defense of human rights in Venezuela and against impunity.
“Venezuela will achieve lasting peace and freedom hand in hand with international justice. We must consolidate a great alliance for universal justice and build bridges between all institutions of peace, justice and defense of human rights, to stop the perpetuation of serious crimes against humanity in our country,” said Ambassador Viera-Blanco, while thanking Canada, all participants, diplomatic corps and activists for their support to our cause.
The proposal of Irwin Cotler was highlighted, who suggests ten immediate measures to promote global justice, among them, denouncing the regime before the International Court of Justice for violation of the treaty against torture and degrading treatment.
For his part, Michael Levitt, President of the Human Rights Sub-Commission of the Canadian Parliament, advocated for the acceleration of the justice processes underway. Congressman Armas for Venezuela denounced the atrocities committed at the Arco Minero, “an arc of blood, death and devastation,” he said. Likewise, Humberto Prado warned that only by achieving real justice will the people of Venezuela and the continent be saved.
“The transgression of human rights in Venezuela worsens with the Covid-19″, warned Ambassador Viera-Blanco, which “has been taken by the regime as an instrument of political control, segregation, stigmatization and political persecution. Concentration camps in the middle of the 21st century, so it is time to stop these atrocities at their roots,” concluded the diplomat appointed in Canada by President (E) Juan Guaidó Marquez.
La justicia penal internacional será epicentro de un desenlace político en Vzla. La impunidad habilita el abuso de autoridad. La justicia garantíza la paz y libertad duradera.El día que Maduro y su cadena de mando amanezcan enjuiciados por atrocidades cambiará el tablero de poder pic.twitter.com/JL4kMVmjem
— Orlando Viera-Blanco (@ovierablanco) July 23, 2020