Wednesday, July 29, 2015
To OAS’ IACHR I denounced the economic crime against humanity that means giving away gasoline in Venezuela.
This application was received today and will be evaluated by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Fittingly it will be informed to the email address provided, if the request was granted.
As of September 18, 2015 will receive a notification with the decision regarding your application. As of October 9, 2015 the schedule of hearings can be found at www.cidh.org.
Below is a copy of the request sent:
"Request for a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to discuss the possible rating of improper subsidies, as an economic crime against humanity”
My legal argument:
The Charter of the Organization of American States establishes among its principles that "the elimination of poverty ... is the common and shared responsibility of the American States (Art: 3f)., And also to be" devote their utmost efforts ... to achieve equitable distribution of national income; (Art. 34.b).
The American Convention on Human Rights (1969) states in Article 26 that "States parties undertake to ... achieving progressively the full realization of the rights implicit in the economic, social and educational, scientific and cultural standards set forth in the Charter of the OAS ... to the extent of available resources, through legislation or other appropriate means ".
And finally, in the case of "Discharged and Retired Employees of the Comptroller vs. Peru" (2009) it has established case law when in the judgment read that the Commission "is competent to decide whether the State has committed a violation or breach of any of the rights recognized in the Convention, including with regard to Article 26 of the same ".
So here is my petition:
Based on the above I request a hearing to discuss the issue of about if granting improper financial subsidies by a State, may be considered a violation of the economic rights of its citizens.
The specific case on which would base the discussion is refers to the gasoline that for all practical purposes is given away free in Venezuela, to the detriment of those who do not consume and to the detriment of those who have other unmet needs.
To this end I would like to include the link to an article published in El Universal in December 2009 and in which I discuss the possibility of requesting a discussion on the topic:
Since that date to now, the price of gasoline has not yet been set, and perversion of the subsidy is increasing. I annex a calculation I made in August 2014.
Let me assure you right now, at this moment, the official price of a liter of milk is around 300 times higher than the price of a liter of gasoline ... and if that is not an economic crime against humanity what is?
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Washington, 29 July 2015