El Pais reports that Jaime Granados, legal representative of -as of today- former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe formally filed, on Friday, a lawsuit against Hugo Chavez before the International Criminal Court (ICC), for violations against the Rome Statute and human rights. The reasoning of Uribe is that by allowing unfettered presence of narcoterrorists in Venezuelan soil, for the purpose of resting, regrouping, coordinating, and launching fresh attacks on Colombia, Chavez is party to terrorist activities.
Couldn’t agree more really, although I don’t think the ICC will act against an acting president. The positive thing however, is that violations against human rights, and crimes against humanity do not prescribe. Similar issues were raised by Granados with the Inter American Commission of Human Rights, according to the report.