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Comptroller: IACHR ruling in favor of Leopoldo López is unfair

"The ruling of the IACHR Court runs counter to the human rights of all Venezuelans, the laws of the Republic, justice and national sovereignty; it promotes impunity and impedes and undermines the fight against corruption," reads the statement issued by the Comptroller General Office

  EL UNIVERSAL
Friday September 16, 2011  07:20 PM


Venezuela's Comptroller General Office described as unprecedented, unfair and illegal the decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR Court) that enables the leader of opposition Voluntad Popular political party Leopoldo López to run for public office.

"The decision not only runs counter to the human rights of all Venezuelans, but it also runs counter to the law of our Republic and public international law because it violates the American Convention Against Corruption and the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which are two instruments of international law that our country has complied with strictly and efficiently," read the statement issued by the Comptroller General Office, the institution that had banned López from public office.

The communiqué added that the decision "promotes impunity and impedes and undermines the fight against corruption."

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