Luisa Estella Morales, the president of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ), said that international organizations should respect Venezuela's sovereignty
Luisa Estella Morales, the president of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ), said that Venezuela cannot accept rulings that violate the Constitution, and that no international agreement can override State's actions, during an interview in TV show José Vicente Hoy, broadcast by private TV network Televen.
She questioned the fact that Venezuelans resort to international organizations to seek justice rather than resorting to domestic courts. Morales said that such actions were part of a campaign of destabilization: "There are (legal) instruments in Venezuela to ensure respect for freedoms and solve problems. When one resorts to international bodies in order to provoke an international reaction against our country, there is a campaign of destabilization. These attacks come together with statements in foreign bodies arguing that international organizations should take decisions that the government has not made."
The national sovereignty and jurisdiction must be respected by international organizations, said the Venezuelan Justice.
Morales added that international agreements do not override the State's action.
Translated by Gerardo Cárdenas
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."