We recognize and respect the Rule of Law, which is once again being demonstrated in the United Kingdom this week as its Commercial Court considers an aspect of the case related to the Venezuelan gold stored in the Bank of England.
On Wednesday July 13th, the Commercial Court of the United Kingdom will commence a four-day trial to determine whether to recognize decisions of Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice (STJ) declaring President Guaido’s appointments to the ad hoc Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) null and void. The Board of the BCV appointed by Nicolas Maduro will propose recognition of those decisions; the Guaido Board will respond, and fact witnesses and experts on Venezuelan law will be heard, after which final arguments will be presented by both sides.
Unfortunately, this type of honest and transparent judicial process does not exist in Venezuela, because the Maduro regime cares more about power and money than it does about the people of Venezuela. We are grateful that the United Kingdom reminds us and the world of what is truly possible in a Democracy that respects the Rule of Law.
All Venezuelans can be proud of the transparent work performed each day by the members of the Board of the BCV appointed by President Guaido, who continually publish the BCV’s accounts, work under the vigorous oversight of the Venezuelan Comptroller and present reports to the National Assembly. You can read more about the BCV at https://www.bcvadhoc.com/
We will refrain from any comment during the proceedings out of respect for the Rule of Law in a vibrant democracy such as the United Kingdom.