15 de agosto de 2017 07:06 AM
Actualizado el 15 de agosto de 2017 07:16 AM
The United Nations expert on human rights and international sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, advised on Friday the international community not to impose restrictive measures on Venezuela due to the democratic crisis in the country.
Any sanctions, besides the sanctions imposed by the US government on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other top government authorities would endanger the ordinary people.
“Sanctions would worsen the situation of the people of Venezuela, who are already suffering from crippling inflation and a lack of access to adequate food and medicine,” Jazairy said, in a press release.
“Dialogue is the foundation of the peaceful settlement of disputes,” Jazairy noted. “States should engage in constructive dialogue with the government of Venezuela to find solutions to the very real challenges being faced,” Efe cited.
“I urge all countries to avoid applying sanctions unless approved by the United Nations Security Council, as required by the UN Charter,” the Special Rapporteur recommended.